Stock index futures turned higher on Friday after data showed employment grew solidly for a third straight month in February, a sign the economic recovery was broadening.

S&P 500 futures rose 2.5 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 40 points and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 9 points.