Stocks: 6 things to know before the open

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It's going to be an exciting Friday.

Here are the six things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:

1. Stock market movers -- Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Juniper Networks, Apple: Investors are cheering after a handful of tech heavyweights reported earnings Thursday evening.

Amazon (AMZN) stock is surging -- up about 7% premarket -- after the company reported a big jump in quarterly sales. Despite the higher revenue, the online retail giant ultimately lost money over the first three months of the year.

Shares in Microsoft (MSFT) are up about 3% premarket after the company released earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations.

Google (GOOGL) shares are rising in extending trading, despite falling short of analysts' expectations.

And Juniper Networks (JNPR) shares are jumping -- up nearly 7% -- after the firm's latest earnings surpassed market expectations.

Meanwhile, it's worth watching trading in Apple (AAPL) Friday. The company is beginning to deliver its new Apple Watches today. Some customers are going to have to wait longer for their watches.

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2. Make some noise for the Nasdaq!: The Nasdaq seems set to continue pushing into record territory Friday -- supported by Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

The tech-heavy index finished Thursday at an all-time closing high, surpassing the record set on March 10, 2000. And it's also getting closer to its intraday record level of 5,132.52 set that same day.

The Nasdaq looks set for a sizable jump when trading begins. Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 futures are also edging higher ahead of the open.

3. Earnings keep rolling in: American Airlines (AAL), Xerox (XRX) and Steve Madden (SHOO) are reporting ahead of the open.

Regardless of whether the results meet, beat or miss expectations, trading volume is sure to be higher-than-normal for these companies.

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4. HSBC may leave London: Shares in HSBC (HSBC) are rising by about 4% in London after the U.K.-based banking giant said it had begun a formal review to decide where to base its headquarters.

There has been speculation for years that HSBC might try to leave London in an effort to wriggle free of increasingly strict British and European regulations.

The bank does a vast amount of business in emerging markets, especially Brazil and China.

5. International market overview: European markets are all posting solid gains in early trading. Asian markets ended the day with mixed results.

6. Thursday market recap: Thursday was a relatively quiet day.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 20 points, the S&P 500 rose 0.2% and the Nasdaq closed with a 0.4% gain.

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