Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

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There's a sense of caution in the markets as Wall Street awaits the latest monthly jobs report.

U.S. stock futures are edging higher in advance of the release, as are European markets.

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

1. January jobs report: Wall Street will get an update on how market turmoil and the global economic slowdown are affecting the U.S. job market.

The January jobs report is due from the federal government at 8:30 a.m. ET.

A range of economists surveyed by CNNMoney expect 197,000 jobs were created last month, and that the unemployment rate will be unchanged at 5%.

If more than 200,000 jobs are added, it will indicate that the U.S. economy has been resilient despite the slowdown in China.

American employers added 292,000 jobs in December, making 2015 one of the best years for job gains in the past quarter century.

Related: What you need to know about the U.S. jobs report

2. Market movers -- LinkedIn, Symantec, Toshiba: LinkedIn's (LNKD) stock price nosedived by nearly 30% in extended trading after the company reported earnings on Thursday evening. The social networking site posted better-than-expected quarterly numbers, but issued weak earnings projections for the year ahead, leading investors to hit the sell button.

Shares in Symantec (SYMC) are rallying by about 9% premarket as investors react to a better-than-expected quarterly report.

Shares in Toshiba (TOSYY) crashed 11% in Japan after the company warned investors to expect a full-year loss of around $6.1 billion. The company had previously been expecting to lose money for the year, but the revised forecast is worse than expected.

Toshiba has been struggling to recover from an accounting scandal that resulted in inflated profits.

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3. Earnings: Tyson Foods (TSN), Moody's (MCO) and Estee Lauder (EL) are reporting quarterly results ahead of the open.

4. International markets overview: European markets are making small gains in early trading, while Asian markets ended with mixed results.

The Nikkei in Tokyo was the biggest loser, dropping by 1.3%.

Related: Firm says job cuts soared 218% in January

5. Thursday market recap: It's been a bumpy week of ups and downs in the markets. But Thursday finished on a positive note.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.5%, the S&P 500 added 0.2% and the Nasdaq saw a 0.1% lift.

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