Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Real Estate, Communication and Banking sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 rose 0.35%.
The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Mizrahi Tefahot (TA:MZTF), which rose 2.62% or 171 points to trade at 6701 at the close. Meanwhile, Israel Corp (TA:ILCO) added 2.25% or 2250 points to end at 102200 and ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA:ICL) was up 1.91% or 38 points to 2025 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA:TEVA), which fell 7.69% or 535 points to trade at 6424 at the close. Delek Group (TA:DLEKG) declined 2.61% or 1660 points to end at 61880 and Delek Drilling LP (TA:DEDRp) was down 0.18% or 2 points to 1135.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 251 to 124 and 40 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 2.00% or 1.06 to $54.16 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.76% or 1.10 to hit $63.52 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.32% or 4.25 to trade at $1318.25 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was up 0.34% to 3.6475, while EUR/ILS rose 0.02% to 4.1174.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 96.778.