US stocks point to a mixed open on Monday after closing sharply lower on Friday.
The Dow Jones closed over 201 points lower on Friday at 24,462, and today Dow futures are down four points.
S&P 500 futures are flat, while Nasdaq futures are up nearly five points.
Ahead of the bell, a notable stock in play is Hasbro Inc (NASDAQ:HAS), which shed over 8.6% to US$75.65 as it posted weaker-than-expected earnings following the well-flagged liquidation of games and bikes giant Toys R Us.
The games maker warned in February that the fall-out from the bankruptcy would weigh heavily on the brand for the first two quarters of 2018.
First quarter EPS (earnings per share) came in at 10 cents versus the 33 cents, which was expected.
Elsewhere, Kamada Ltd (NASDAQ:KMDA) dropped 1.09% to US$4.55 as it revealed it had not been able to resolve the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) concerns about the safety of its therapy - inhaled Alpha-1 Antitrypsin.
It all adds up to a delay to a phase 3 clinical trial planned for the second half of the year.
Chairman and chief executive Thomas J. Falk said: "I'm encouraged by the 2 percent organic sales growth we delivered in the first quarter, led by improved performance in North America.
"We also generated US$90mln of cost savings, reduced discretionary spending and returned approximately US$550mln to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases.
Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) shares slipped 0.27% in pre-market despite the oil services titan reported a 34% rise in first-quarter revenue as rising crude prices prompted North American companies to boost oil and gas production.
Halliburton reported a 34% jump in first-quarter revenue on Monday as rising oil prices prompted North American companies to boost oil and gas production.
-Salus Mentis (@SalusMentis) 23 April 2018