LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a
weaker open on Wall Street on Friday after four straight days of
gains, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones
and the Nasdaq 100 falling 0.1 to 0.2 percent.
* The Labor Department releases the March Producer Price
Index at 1230 GMT. Economists forecast a 0.2 percent drop,
compared with a 0.7 percent rise in February.
* U.S. March retail sales figures are due at 1230 GMT.
Economists expect an unchanged reading, compared with a 1.1
percent increase in February.
* On the earnings front, focus will be on JPMorgan,
which is expected to post higher quarterly results.
* Wells Fargo, the No. 4 U.S. bank by assets, is
expected to post increased quarterly profit, and investors will
be closely watching for an update on the mortgage business as a
harbinger of what to expect in the rest of the industry.
* Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of
Consumers release preliminary April consumer sentiment index at
1355 GMT. Economists expect a preliminary April reading of 78.5,
compared with 78.6 in the final March report.
* European shares fell 0.6 percent on Friday to end
a four-day rally, with some traders citing concerns that Cyprus
may need more bailout money as a main factor weighing on
* U.S. stocks rose for a fourth straight day on Thursday,
sending the Dow and the S&P 500 to new closing highs as positive
data on the labor market and an encouraging retail outlook eased
recent concerns about economic growth.
* The Dow Jones industrial average gained 62.90
points, or 0.42 percent, to close at 14,865.14. The Standard &
Poor's 500 Index rose 5.64 points, or 0.36 percent, to
1,593.37. The Nasdaq Composite Index edged up 2.90
points, or 0.09 percent, to close at 3,300.16.