Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Communication and Biomed sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.45%.
The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA:BEZQ), which rose 2.51% or 9.0 points to trade at 367.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Gazit Globe Ltd (TA:GZT) added 2.22% or 59 points to end at 2714 and Perrigo (TA:PRGO) was up 2.18% or 340 points to 15970 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Delek Group (TA:DLEKG), which fell 1.29% or 710 points to trade at 54500 at the close. OPKO Health Inc (TA:OPK) declined 1.08% or 14 points to end at 1277 and Nice Ltd (TA:NICE) was down 0.98% or 390 points to 39590.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 214 to 166 and 35 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 3.50% or 1.68 to $49.64 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 2.93% or 1.67 to hit $58.73 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.33% or 4.20 to trade at $1290.00 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was up 0.06% to 3.7088, while EUR/ILS rose 0.76% to 4.2504.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 95.312.