Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the added 0.87% to hit a new 6-months high.
The best performers of the session on the were Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:), which rose 9.69% or 30.7 points to trade at 347.6 at the close. Meanwhile, First International Bank of Israel Ltd (TASE:) added 3.79% or 335 points to end at 9168 and OPKO Health Inc (TASE:) was up 3.37% or 47 points to 1440 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Energean Oil & Gas PLC (TASE:), which fell 2.71% or 104 points to trade at 3730 at the close. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TASE:) declined 2.70% or 100 points to end at 3600 and Strauss Group (TASE:) was down 2.19% or 216 points to 9644.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 264 to 164 and 17 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.02% or 0.01 to $53.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.39% or 0.22 to hit $56.36 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.78% or 14.40 to trade at $1858.60 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was down 0.60% to 3.1311, while EUR/ILS fell 0.98% to 3.8069.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 90.328.
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