Here’s what we’re watching ahead of Friday’s trading action.
—U.S. stock futures edged lower Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to end the week with muted gains after notching its ninth record closing high for 2021.
Futures tied to the S&P 500 slipped 0.2%, pointing to a drop after the opening bell. Contracts linked to the Nasdaq-100 Index edged down 0.1%, suggesting that technology stocks may also slip. Read our full market wrap.
What’s Coming Up
—The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index for the opening weeks of February, due at 10 a.m. ET, is expected to inch up to 80.8 from 79.0 at the end of January.
Market Movers to Watch
—All hail Baby Yoda. Walt Disney shares were up 1.6% ahead of the bell after the entertainment giant reported a first-quarter profit, as its flagship streaming service, Disney+, added more than 21 million new subscribers during the period. But the pandemic continued to zap results in the company’s movie-distribution and theme-park segments.