U.S. stocks rose on Friday as investors speculated quarterly earnings would show continued growth, but volume during the session was expected to be light.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 37.39 points, or 0.30 percent, at 12,446.88. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 5.91 points, or 0.44 percent, at 1,339.42. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 11.19 points, or 0.40 percent, at 2,807.33.

(Editing by Kenneth Barry)