Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the gained 0.50% to hit a new 6-months high.
The best performers of the session on the were Nova (TASE:), which rose 6.83% or 1640 points to trade at 25660 at the close. Meanwhile, Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TASE:) added 3.49% or 311 points to end at 9216 and Ormat Technologies (TASE:) was up 3.28% or 1130 points to 35630 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Electra Ltd (TASE:), which fell 3.21% or 5700 points to trade at 172030 at the close. Harel (TASE:) declined 2.56% or 80 points to end at 3040 and Airport City Ltd (TASE:) was down 2.50% or 131 points to 5099.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 229 to 199 and 21 ended unchanged.
Shares in Nova (TASE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 6.83% or 1640 to 25660. Shares in Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TASE:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 3.49% or 311 to 9216.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.06% or 0.03 to $52.88 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.61% or 0.34 to hit $55.72 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 6.30 to trade at $1848.60 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was up 1.94% to 3.1866, while EUR/ILS rose 1.86% to 3.8712.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 90.235.
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