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Stocks Crawl Into the Weekend as More Earnings Loom


NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks barely made any moves Friday as investors waited for corporate earnings to crank up next week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to post its sixth consecutive winning session, the longest all year, but not without effort.

The S&P 500 was up 0.08%, the Dow added 0.21%, and the Nasdaq rose 0.41%.

It's a full docket on the earnings calendar next week. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ - Get Report) , eBay (EBAY - Get Report) , Intel (INTC - Get Report) and JPMorgan (JPM - Get Report) will report on Tuesday; Bank of America (BAC - Get Report) , Delta (DAL) , Wells Fargo (WFC) , and Netflix (NFLX) are due on Wednesday; Citigroup (C) , Goldman Sachs (GS) , and Mattel (MAT) will report on Thursday; and General Electric (GE) will round out the week on Friday.

Expectations for corporate earnings in the third quarter are low. Third-quarter earnings are expected to decline 4.2% from a year earlier, according to Thomson Reuters. Similar issues that plagued the second quarter such as a stronger U.S. dollar and lower energy prices are expected to carry over into this past quarter.

Alcoa (AA)...