NEW YORK Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.93 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.81 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.98 percent at 5 a.m.
* European stocks were up more than 2 percent in morning trade, with banking stocks such as Deutsche Bank
* Shares of Apple Inc
* Boeing Co
* Motorola Solutions Inc
* Bearish bets on major U.S. exchanges rose in the first half of September, suggesting investors added positions as the market declined. Short interest on the Nasdaq rose 4.2 percent in the first half of September, the exchange said on Monday. Short bets on the New York Stock Exchange increased 5.5 percent.
* On the macro front on Tuesday, investors awaited the Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index for August, the S&P Case/Shiller Home Price Index for July, September consumer confidence, as well as the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's September indexes on area manufacturing and service sectors.
* U.S. stocks rose on Monday as sentiment swung toward hope that European officials would find a way to cut Greece's debt and shore up European banks.
* The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> shot up 272.38 points, or 2.53 percent, to end at 11,043.86. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> jumped 26.52 points, or 2.33 percent, to finish at 1,162.95. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> climbed 33.46 points, or 1.35 percent, to close at 2,516.69.
* The CBOE Market Volatility index <.VIX> fell 5.4 percent but remains more than 20 percent higher for the month.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Sophie Walker)