Investing.com – Futures were flat on Friday after disappointing third-quarter earnings from Amazon.com (NASDAQ:), which fell in year-on-year terms for the first time since 2017.
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:) declined 6% in premarket trade after the company also forecast operating income well below consensus forecasts. Revenue and profit growth also slowed at AWS, the cloud-computing business that has generated most of its profits in recent years.
rose 13 points or 0.2% by 6:48 AM ET (10:48 GMT), while rose 5 points or 0.1% and S&P 500 futures inched up 3 points or 0.1%.
Ambev (NYSE:) was also in focus, after its earnings came in lower than expected due to weak sales in China and it saw only a moderate increase in earnings for the year.
Elsewhere, Verizon (NYSE:) gained 0.7% after the company added more-than-expected monthly subscribers, while Charter Communications (NASDAQ:) were up 1.6% on upbeat earnings. Visa (NYSE:) gained 0.8% and Intel (NASDAQ:) jumped 3.5% after their earnings came in better than expected.
Investors were also keeping an eye on developments in the U.K, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a general election in an attempt to break a deadlock over the Brexit bill. Opposition parties have refused to support the call.
Johnson called for the election after hitting an impasse with Parliament over the timing of voting on the bill. Parliament wanted more time to debate, while Johnson wanted the bill to be approved this week so the U.K. could leave the EU by Oct. 31.
On the data front, numbers are released at 10:00 AM ET. Earnings is set to continue with reports from Barclays (LON:) and Verizon (NYSE:) before the opening bell.
In commodities, rose 0.2% to $1,508.25 a troy ounce, while the , which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was flat at 97.387. declined 0.1% to $56.20 a barrel.
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