On the other side of the world, Sony(SNE) shares fell by more than 11% Friday after the Japanese electronics maker posted a loss for the second quarter and said profits for the year would be 40% lower than forecast.
Shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland(RBS) slid around 4% in London after the U.K. bank reported far worse than expected quarterly figures.
Avon(AVP) shares were declining in premarket trading, extending Thursday's 22% plunge. The U.S. cosmetics giant has been trying to stage a turnaround but posted much weaker-than-expected quarterly results on Thursday.
On the upside, First Solar(FSLR) stock surged in premarket trading after the firm reported quarterly earnings beat expectations.