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US index futures positive but pointing to a mixed open

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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.

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The major averages closed about 4 percent higher for their best day since 2011, with the rising out of correction territory. The index had fallen into correction during Monday's massive selloff.

The Nasdaq Composite closed on the edge of correction, up 4.2 percent on the day. The Dow Jones industrial average remains in correction territory.

[Programming note: CNBC will air a special report on the market recovery at 7 p.m., ET]

—CNBC's Gina Francolla and Evelyn Cheng contributed.