U.S. stocks closed higher Monday, led by gains in energy shares as the price of crude oil surged. Volume was relatively light. Many overseas markets were closed for holidays.

On Monday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 117.61 points, or 0.7 percent, to 17,880.85.

The S&P 500 index gained 13.66 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,080.62.

The Nasdaq composite added 30.38 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,917.32.

For the year:

The Dow is up 57.78 points, or 0.3 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 21.72 points, or 1.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 181.26 points, or 3.8 percent.