A big week for corporate earnings concludes Friday with results due before the opening bell from a trio of big firms.
McDonald's(MCD) reported higher quarterly revenues and profit, but a decline in same-store sales. Shares fell 2% in premarket trading. Honeywell(HON) reported an increase in first quarter earnings, pushing up its stock price by 1%.
General Electric(GE) reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue, though the conglomerate ended the quarter with a big backlog of equipment and services. Shares fell more than 2%.
A trio of tech heavyweights reported after the bell Thursday.
IBM(IBM) reported first-quarter results that fell short of estimates, prompting its stock to drop 4% . Microsoft(MSFT) got a big boost in its latest earnings report from strong Windows 8 sales, pushing up its stock 2%.
Google(GOOG) earnings topped estimates, even as the search giant faces challenges with how to make money off mobile ads and its Motorola smartphone unit. The company's stock rose nearly 2% in premarket trading.
Chipolte's(CMG) share price rose 5% after reporting earnings on Thursday that showed increases in revenue, income and same-store sales.