Stock Futures Rise on Central Bank Stimulus Talk
Other U.S. data on tap for Friday includes industrial production and capacity utilization for May at 9:15 a.m. and the preliminary reading of the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey for June at 9:55 a.m.
The Federal Reserve is expected to say that industrial production rose 0.1% in May and cooled, after a 1.1% gain in April, according to a survey of economists by Briefing.com. Capacity utilization is expected to stay unchanged at 79.2% for May.
The Reuters/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index may show fall to 77 in June from 79.3 May.
The benchmark 10-year Treasury was up 8/32, diluting the yield to 1.615%, while the dollar was falling 0.2%, according to the dollar index.
In corporate news, Yammer agreed to sell itself to Microsoft(MSFT) for $1.2 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
It's unclear when the acquisition of Yammer, the business-software company, will be completed and announced, said a person familiar with the deal, the Journal reported.
PC maker Dell is the unidentified company mentioned in a statement made by Quest, which disclosed on Thursday that it had received an offer from a "strategic bidder" of $25.50 a share, Reuters said.
The reported Dell bid tops an earlier offer of nearly $2 billion from private investment firm Insight Venture Partners.
Goodrich will be forced to divest its electrical power generation and transmission systems businesses and should sell 60% of joint venture Aerolec within six months, said China's Commerce Ministry.