Weak earnings weigh on futures after rally

New York - US stock index futures were flat and pointed to a lower open on Thursday after three days of gains on Wall Street, weighed by results including those from Google and IBM and ahead of employment and regional business growth data.

The US bourse is set to open higher as European leaders get ready to meet. Credit: REUTERS

Their results raised questions about those of other tech-sector companies.

General Electric posted a 12 percent rise in overall industrial profits and its shares gained 1 percent in premarket trading.

Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 10 points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 3 points.