2. Stock market movers -- GameStop, Ross Stores, Rosneft: Shares of GameStop(GME) roseafter the company said its quarterly profit doubled.
Shares of Ross Stores(ROST) also moved higher after the company reported a jump in quarterly sales and profits.
Rosneft shares drifted 2% lower in Russia after The Financial Times reported a $2 billion deal with oil trader Vitol has been shelved. The energy giant, which has seen shares fall by 9% since the start of the year, is facing Western sanctions that limit its financing options.
3. Earnings: Foot Locker(FL) and the Royal Bank of Canada(RY) will report earnings before the opening bell.
4. International markets overview:European markets faltered in early trading. The benchmark indexes in France and Germany both declined by roughly 1%.
The weakness comes as tensions rise over the Ukraine-Russia conflict. Ukraine reported Friday that 90 Russian trucks are heading for the Ukraine border, in violation of an agreement between the two countries. Ukraine has warned in the past that Russian trucks can be used to help rebel separatists operating in Eastern Ukraine.
In Asia, stock markets mostly closed with small gains.