NEW YORK Oct 3 U.S. stock index futures rose on
Wednesday after a report showed the private sector added more
jobs than expected last month, boosting confidence in the labor
market ahead of the closely watched monthly payrolls report at
the end of the week.
S&P 500 futures rose 2 points and were above fair
value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account
interest rates, dividends and time to expiration of the
contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures added 16
points and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 8.75 points.