Stock futures were in negative territory early Friday morning after a troubled regular trading session with the S&P 500 ended slightly in the green.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures fell 105 points. The futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 were also both in negative territory.
The S&P 500 posted a two-day losing streak in Thursday’s regular trading session, while the Dow ended its third straight day in red.
After volatile trading, the S&P 500 closed 0.1% higher. The Nasdaq Composite added 0.1%. Against the trend, the Dow lost 66.57 points.
All three major stock indices are on track to close lower for the week. The S&P 500 and the Dow are both well on their way to seeing their worst weekly performance since June, while the Nasdaq is set to see its worst week since May.
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“Given the poor liquidity during investor summer vacation, expect minor stock market corrections in a market that prices in peak earnings, expanded price-earnings ratios and heightened expectations for economic growth,” said Richard Saperstein, chief investment officer at Treasury Partners.
The second quarter earnings season is largely in the rearview mirror, but some companies are still on deck. Deere and Foot Locker will provide quarterly updates on the Friday before market opens.
—Pippa Stevens from CNBC contributed to the coverage.