US STOCKS-Futures drift near record high, earnings and data in focus

Reuters

* Durable goods, consumer sentiment, inventories data due

* Amazon, Microsoft, Zynga rally after results

* Futures: Dow off 5 pts, S&P down 1 pt, Nasdaq up 1 pt

NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures werelittle changed on Friday, with the S&P 500 slightly below itsrecord high, as Amazon and Microsoft rallied after reportingresults.

* The U.S. Commerce Department releases durable goods ordersfor September at 8:30 a.m. EDT (1230 GMT). Economists in aReuters survey expect a 2 percent rise compared with a 0.1percent gain in August.

* Also due Friday are October consumer sentiment data, at9:55 a.m. (1355 GMT), and wholesale inventories for August, at10:00 a.m. (1400 GMT).

* S&P 500 futures fell 1 point and were slightlybelow fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by takinginto account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration onthe contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 5points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 1 point.

* Amazon shares gained 9 percent in premarkettrading a day after the online retailer posted a narrowerquarterly loss and grew sales by a better-than-expected 24percent.

* Microsoft Corp cruised past Wall Street estimatesfor quarterly profit and revenue Thursday, helped by strongsales of its Office and server software to businesses, sendingits shares up 5.5 percent in premarket trading.

* Zynga said it expects a full-year profit afterreporting better-than-expected third-quarter results due tocost-cutting and a renewed focus on mobile games and corefranchises. Shares jumped 11.7 percent in premarket trading.

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