U.S. stock index futures traded flat Friday morning as investors took in a week’s worth of earnings results and a fresh round of data that showed the economy in a rut. Futures tied to the benchmark index were flat, while Nasdaq 100 futures were off 0.21% heading into the final day of trading for the week. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures added 17 points. All the major averages are on pace to end the week in the red, with the Dow and the S&P 500 on track for their worst weekly performances since March. Earnings season continued Friday, with results from Procter & Gamble. The consumer products company gained 1% in the premarket after beating expectations and liftings it sales forecast. As of Friday morning, 76% of S&P 500 companies reporting earnings so far have beaten analyst EPS estimates, according to FactSet. “So far, earnings season is off to an uneventful start, with many companies meeting already reduced earnings expectations and that helps to explain the lack of movement in the major stock indices over the past few days,” said Carol Schleif, chief investment officer at BMO Family Office. She added that she expects stocks to remain in a tight trading range for some time. Along with earnings, investors on Friday will be looking at Purchasing Managers’ Index data at 9:45 a.m. ET for the manufacturing and services sectors to get insight into the economy. The latest batch of economic reports Thursday showed that jobless claims rose more than expected, while manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region was even deeper in contraction than anticipated. Also, the Conference Board’s leading economic indicators index continued to point to a recession ahead. Wall Street is coming off a down session. The Dow fell about 110 points, or 0.33%, during regular trading Thursday. The S&P 500 dropped 0.6%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite lost 0.8%. Tesla shares weighed on the Nasdaq, tumbling nearly 10% the day after posting year-over-year decline in first-quarter net income. Asia-Pacific markets were lower on Friday as Japan’s core inflation for March came in at 3.1%, unchanged from February, data from the Statistics Bureau showed. This is the second straight month that core inflation has come in lower than January’s core inflation figure of 4.2%, the highest since 1981. Mainland Chinese markets led losses in the region as the Shenzhen Component shed 2.28%, closing at 11,450.43 and the Shanghai Composite dropped 1.95% to finish at 3,301,26. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index markets slid 2.01% in its final hour of trade, while the Hang Seng Tech index tumbled 3.58%. The Nikkei 225 fell 0.33% to end the day at 28,564.37, and the Topix dropped 0.23% to finish at 2,035.06. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 closed 0.43% lower at 7,330.40. South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.73% to close at 2,544.4, while the Kosdaq saw a larger loss at 1.91% and closed at 868.82. Oil prices eased on Friday, extending losses from the two previous days and heading for a weekly decline, as softening U.S. economic data and a rise in U.S. gasoline inventories raised concerns about a recession and slower global oil demand. Brent futures for June delivery were down by 14 cents, or 0.2%, at $80.96 a barrel at 0101 GMT. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) for June delivery slid 12 cents, or 0.2%, to $77.25 a barrel. Gold prices drifted lower on Friday as the dollar steadied, although soft U.S. economic data reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve would pause its tightening cycle after delivering one more rate hike next month. Spot gold was down 0.1% at $2,001.75 per ounce, as of 0342 GMT, after rising 1% on Thursday. U.S. gold futures fell 0.3% to $2,013.70.