Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Insurance, Communication and Financials 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 Phoenix Holdings Ltd (TA:PHOE1), which rose 2.48% or 52 points to trade at 2151 at the close. Meanwhile, Harel (TA:HARL) added 2.04% or 52 points to end at 2605 and Gazit Globe Ltd (TA:GZT) was up 1.69% or 50 points to 3015 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Melisron (TA:MLSR), which fell 1.55% or 270 points to trade at 17130 at the close. Delek Drilling LP (TA:DEDRp) declined 1.41% or 17 points to end at 1190 and Delek Group (TA:DLEKG) was down 0.95% or 620 points to 64310.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 218 to 161 and 43 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.59% or 0.33 to $56.13 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.32% or 0.21 to hit $65.28 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.87% or 11.25 to trade at $1287.95 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was down 0.14% to 3.6245, while EUR/ILS fell 0.57% to 4.1079.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 96.597.