U.S. stock futures rose Thursday, indicating that the broader equity market would eke out gains for the third quarter despite recent whipsawed trading.
Futures tied to the S&P 500 rose 0.8%, a signal that the broad market index will cement a sixth-consecutive quarter of gains. Through Wednesday’s close, the index added 1.4% in the third quarter. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.7%. The index was down 0.3% this quarter as of Wednesday.