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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St posts record highs on oil surge

NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Wall Street closed at record highs on Thursday as rising oil prices lifted energy stocks and investors bet on a strong U.S. corporate earnings season.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 205.6 points, or 0.81 percent, to 25,574.73, the S&P 500 gained 19.33 points, or 0.70 percent, to 2,767.56 and the Nasdaq Composite added 58.21 points, or 0.81 percent, to 7,211.78. (Reporting by Sinead Carew; Editing by Nick Zieminski)