U.S. index futures were positive but pointed to a mixed open for trading Thursday.
Nasdaq futures indicated a slightly lower open while futures for the S&P 500 and Dow were positive..
During Wednesday's regular trading hours, U.S. stocks shot higher, breaking a six-day losing streak that drove major averages into correction territory.
In addition to an oversold bounce, some analysts attributed the gains to comments from the Fed's William Dudley that a September rate hike looks "less compelling" and a strong durable-goods report.
The major averages closed about 4 percent higher for their best day since 2011, with the S&P 500 rising out of correction territory. The index had fallen into correction during Monday's massive selloff.
[Programming note: CNBC will air a special report on the market recovery at 7 p.m., ET]