On the data front, U.S. retail sales fell 0.2 percent in August, versus a 0.1 percent increase expected by Reuters.
Industrial production numbers are due at 9:15 a.m. ET.
Business inventories and consumer sentiment will then come out at 10.00 a.m. ET.
North Korea fired a missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean on Friday. Japan’s Prime minister Shinzo Abe has called on the United Nations to act.
In commodities, oil prices were eking out slight gains on Friday, with prices being on track for weekly gains, as the clean-up after hurricanes in the U.S. got underway.
Friday will also mark Quadruple Witching Day, as well as Quadruple Witching Hour, where during the final hour of stock market trading, stock index futures, stock index options, stock options, and single-stock futures expire.
No major auctions are set to take place by the U.S. Treasury on Friday.