US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as tech stocks gain

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Wednesday, led by gains in technology stocks including Microsoft and IBM.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 156.43 points, or 0.61 percent, to 25,949.29. The S&P 500 gained 9.75 points, or 0.351172 percent, to 2,786.17. The Nasdaq Composite added 33.63 points, or 0.47 percent, to 7,257.31.

(Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)