U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Thursday as traders eyed the release of a host of data.
Manufacturing PMI is due at 9:45 a.m. ET. ISM manufacturing and construction spending are released at 10 a.m ET. Initial jobless claims came in at 263,000, slightly below the consensus.
U.S. productivity fell 0.6 percent in the second quarter.
In oil markets, Brent crude traded at $46.60 a barrel , down 0.6 percent, while U.S. crude traded 0.5 percent lower at $44.47 a barrel.