© Reuters. Israel Indices Close Higher; TA 35 up to 0.87%
Investing.com – Israel Stock Exchange closed higher Wednesday; gains in, and sectors drove indices higher. At the Tel Aviv close, 0.87% added to hit a new 6-month high. The best performers of the session on the was 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 close at 9168, and OPKO Health Inc (TASE 🙂 rose 3.37%, or 47 points, to dismiss the session in 1440. The worst performance of the session was Energean Oil & Gas PLC (TASE :), which fell 2.71%, or 104 points, to 3730 at the close. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TASE 🙂 was down 2.70% or 100 points to close at 3,600, and Strauss Group (TASE 🙂 was down 2.19% or 216 points to 9644. Rising stocks outnumbered those that they fell on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 264 to 164 and 17 ended unchanged. Crude oil for February delivery fell 0.02%, 0.01, to $ 53.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in the commodity trade, Brent oil for March delivery fell 0.39% or 0.22 to $ 56.36 a barrel, while the February gold futures contract was up 0.78% or 14.40 to trade at $ 1,858.60 a troy ounce. The USD / ILS was down 0.60% to 3.1311, while the EUR / ILS fell 0.98% to 3.8069. US dollar index futures were up 0.29% to 90.328.