Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Real Estate, Oil&Gas and Communication sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.49% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Perrigo (TA:PRGO), which rose 3.27% or 540 points to trade at 17030 at the close. Meanwhile, OPKO Health Inc (TA:OPK) added 2.79% or 37 points to end at 1362 and Melisron (TA:MLSR) was up 2.63% or 430 points to 16780 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA:ICL), which fell 2.74% or 59 points to trade at 2091 at the close. Israel Corp (TA:ILCO) declined 1.89% or 2000 points to end at 103800 and Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TA:ORL) was down 1.78% or 3.2 points to 176.7.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 242 to 127 and 36 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.73% or 0.94 to $55.17 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.02% or 0.63 to hit $62.17 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.91% or 11.95 to trade at $1327.45 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was down 0.60% to 3.6334, while EUR/ILS fell 0.59% to 4.1704.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.067.