Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Banking, Real Estate and Financials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 0.55%.
The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Liveperson (TA:LPSN), which rose 3.87% or 272 points to trade at 7294 at the close. Meanwhile, First International Bank of Israel Ltd (TA:FTIN) added 2.42% or 195 points to end at 8260 and Israel Discount Bank Ltd (TA:DSCT) was up 2.10% or 26.0 points to 1263.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA:BEZQ), which fell 2.76% or 10.7 points to trade at 377.0 at the close. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA:TEVA) declined 2.50% or 166 points to end at 6480 and Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA:TSEM) was down 1.27% or 70 points to 5460.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 205 to 181 and 30 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 3.61% or 1.68 to $48.28 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 3.18% or 1.79 to hit $58.05 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.40% or 5.00 to trade at $1258.60 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was down 0.09% to 3.7564, while EUR/ILS rose 0.42% to 4.2904.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.45% at 96.132.