US shares were set to open lower, as investors weighed the costs of Hurricane Irma and fretted over a potential missile launch by North Korea.
The hurricane has been downgraded category 4 but cruise companies, airlines and reinsurance companies were still expected to be in the spotlight when trading starts.
American Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ:AOBC), the company formerly known as Smith & Wesson, lost more than a sixth of its value in pre-market trading after it fell into the red in the first quarter of its fiscal year, and lowered its full-year outlook.
Chief executive officer James Debney blamed weaker wholesale and retail firearms orders for the earnings shocker.
Post-tax profits declined to US$353mln, or 39 cents a share, from US$454mln (47 cents) in the same period of last year.
The shares were 6.5% lower at US$21.29 in screen-based trading on Friday morning.
Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY), the operator of entertainment and dining venues, edged higher ahead of the bell after it announced an increase in its share repurchase program.
The board has authorized the buy-back of a further US$100mln under the existing program.
The shares nudged up to US$50, after closing last night at US$49.59.