US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St rises ahead of earnings

NEW YORK, April 8 (Reuters) – 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: Quote, Profile, Research) was up 37.39
points, or 0.30 percent, at 12,446.88. The Standard & Poor’s
500 Index (.SPX: Quote, Profile, Research) was up 5.91 points, or 0.44 percent, at
1,339.42. The Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC: Quote, Profile, Research) was up 11.19
points, or 0.40 percent, at 2,807.33.

(Editing by Kenneth Barry)

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St rises ahead of earnings