Stock futures were slightly higher during overnight trading as the major averages attempted to recover from Wednesday’s heavy losses, which saw the S&P 500 tumble more than 2%.
Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.13%, pointing to a 75-point gain at the open on Thursday, while S&P 500 futures advanced 0.08%. Nasdaq 100 futures dipped 0.06%.
Stocks continued their September swoon on Wednesday, with all of the major averages registering steep losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 525.05 points, or 1.9%, lower, reversing a 176-point gain from earlier in the session. The S&P 500 declined