Stocks opened little changed on Friday as upbeat housing data for June counteracted worry over the quality of corporate profits from General Electric Co and Google Inc .

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 1.21 points, or 0.01 percent, at 8,713.03. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 2.81 points, or 0.30 percent, at 937.93. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 4.33 points, or 0.23 percent, at 1,880.70.

(Reporting by Edward Krudy; Editing by Jan Paschal)