Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Biomed and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.27% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA:OPK), which rose 5.41% or 68 points to trade at 1325 at the close. Meanwhile, Delek Drilling LP (TA:DEDRp) added 2.76% or 30 points to end at 1115 and Fattal 1998 Holdings Ltd (TA:FATTAL) was up 1.64% or 650 points to 40190 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA:BEZQ), which fell 3.01% or 9.2 points to trade at 296.0 at the close. Liveperson (TA:LPSN) declined 0.93% or 77 points to end at 8236 and Perrigo (TA:PRGO) was down 0.72% or 120 points to 16490.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 230 to 148 and 46 ended unchanged.
Shares in Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA:BEZQ) fell to 5-year lows; losing 3.01% or 9.2 to 296.0.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 2.29% or 1.22 to $54.53 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.86% or 1.14 to hit $62.34 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.16% or 2.10 to trade at $1311.00 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was down 0.41% to 3.6637, while EUR/ILS fell 0.46% to 4.1857.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 95.562.