US fures higher in wake of sell-off

New York - US stock index futures rose modestly on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to bounce from its biggest decline since April 10, ahead of data on consumer sentiment.

The US bourse is set to open higher as European leaders get ready to meet. Credit: REUTERS

However, the index still remains well below its historical average of around 20.

Expectations call for a reading of 83, slightly higher than the 82.5 result in June.

Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures rose 16 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 11 points.