(REUTERS) -- Stocks rose at the open on Friday after better-than-expected results from Microsoft and General Electric propelled what has been a solid earnings season to date.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 69.89 points, or 0.54 percent, to 13,033.99. The S&P 500 Index gained 5.69 points, or 0.41 percent, to 1,382.61. The Nasdaq Composite added 12.99 points, or 0.43 percent, to 3,020.55.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)