* Futures: Dow up 1 pt, S&P up 0.25 pts, Nasdaq flat
By Yashaswini Swamynathan
Aug 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as investors tried to decipher comments from top Federal Reserve officials on the timing of the next interest rate hike.
* Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the case for a rate increase was getting stronger, but provided little detail on when the central bank would next move.
* Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, in an interview with CNBC the same day, suggested that a move as soon as next month could be possible.
* The statements left investors skeptical about the central bank’s motives, especially given that it has seldom followed its rhetoric with real action.
* The chances of a rate hike in September jumped to 33 percent from 21 percent, while the measure rose modestly to 44.4 percent from 41.4 percent for December, according to CME Group’s FedWatch tool.
* Wall Street gained on Friday after Yellen’s comments were seen as being less hawkish than expected, but ended lower after Fischer’s remarks.
* The dollar index, which saw its best day in two months on Friday, was trading flat on Monday, while oil prices slipped more than 1 percent.
* Data due on Monday includes a report from the U.S. Commerce Department, which is likely to show consumer spending edged up 0.3 percent in July. The report is expected at 8:30 a.m. ET (1230 GMT).
* Mylan shares rose 1.2 percent in premarket trading after the drugmaker announced a generic version of its allergy treatment EpiPen.
* Herbalife rose 4 percent after Carl Icahn bought 2.3 million shares in the nutritional supplements maker after denying reports of attempts to sell his stake.
Futures snapshot at 7:11 a.m. ET:
* Dow e-minis were up 1 points, or 0.01 percent, with 13,248 contracts changing hands.
* S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.25 points, or 0.01 percent, with 102,457 contracts traded.
* Nasdaq 100 e-minis remained unchanged, on volume of 17,670 contracts. (Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian)