After coming under pressure in early trading, stocks have seen some further downside over the course of the trading day on Friday. With the losses on the day, the S&P 500 is pulling back well off the record closing high that it set in the previous session.
With disappointing earnings news generating some selling pressure, stocks have moved mostly lower in early trading on Friday. The major averages have slid firmly into negative territory after ending the previous session nearly flat.
After showing a lack of direction throughout much of the previous session, stocks may move to the downside in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 23 points.