Futures markets pointed to a higher start for U.S. stocks Wednesday, with investors showing confidence in efforts by Chinese authorities to contain the outbreak of a deadly flu-like virus which has spread to other countries.
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 88 points, or 0.3%, to 29,267, while S&P 500 futures gained 12.75 points, or 0.4%, to 3,332.25. Nasdaq-100 futures were up 60.5 points, or 0.7%, at 9,230.25.
On Tuesday, the Dow shed 152.06 points, or 0.5%, to 29,196.04, ending its five-day streak of gains. The S&P 500 index fell 8.83 points, or 0.3%, to 3,320.79 and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed down 18.14 points, or 0.2%, at 9,370.81, after briefly turning positive mid-session to set a record intraday high of 9,397.58.
Source : Market Watch