The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty are likely to open higher tracking SGX Nifty and other Asian markets.
At 8.28 am (IST), SGX Nifty was trading 0.24 per cent higher than its previous close.
Asian peers, Hang Seng and Shanghai were up 0.19 per cent and 0.50 per cent at 24,064 and 3,975, respectively. Nikkei 225 was down 0.19 per cent at 20,557.
Companies like Amara Raja Baterries, Amtek Auto, BEML, DCW, JMT Auto, Kwality, Lumax Auto, Bliss GVS, Voltamp, Responsive India, Punj Lloyd, Jet Airways, Elecon Eng, Vivimed Lab, TI, Hindalco, BRFL, Datamatics, Deep Industries, Great offshore, Manappuram, Selan, Pipavav, Saregama India, HBL Power, Liberty Shoe, MBL Infra and Venus Remedies are some of the major ones which may announce their earnings on Friday.
On Thursday, the benchmark BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty gained marginally 0.14 per cent and 0.08 per cent to 27,549.53 and 8,355.85, respectively.
US stocks ended flat on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial gained 5.74 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 17,408.25 and the Nasdaq composite lost 10.83 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,033.56.