US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street notches records on trade optimism, Apple gains

NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks registered record high closes on Thursday as optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal firmed and as Apple and other market heavyweights posted strong gains.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 212.35 points, or 0.74%, to 28,957.44, the S&P 500 gained 21.64 points, or 0.67%, to 3,274.69 and the Nasdaq Composite added 74.18 points, or 0.81%, to 9,203.43. (Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch Editing by Chris Reese)

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