Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Banking, Financials and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.10%.
The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Gazit Globe Ltd (TA:GZT), which rose 3.16% or 86 points to trade at 2810 at the close. Meanwhile, Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA:BEZQ) added 2.35% or 7.8 points to end at 339.6 and Nice Ltd (TA:NICE) was up 1.93% or 740 points to 39120 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were OPKO Health Inc (TA:OPK), which fell 2.96% or 42 points to trade at 1379 at the close. Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA:TSEM) declined 2.94% or 158 points to end at 5219 and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA:TEVA) was down 2.90% or 205 points to 6857.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 206 to 161 and 41 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 2.05% or 1.07 to $51.24 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 1.37% or 0.84 to hit $60.48 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.30% or 3.85 to trade at $1289.95 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was up 0.22% to 3.6930, while EUR/ILS rose 0.07% to 4.2029.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 95.838.