U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday after data showed applications for first time jobless insurance fell in the latest week to a level roughly as expected.

S&P 500 futures rose 0.7 points and were slightly above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures gained 4 points and Nasdaq 100 futures fell 1.25 points.