Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking, Financials and Communication sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 2.11%.
The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Israel Corp (TA:ILCO), which rose 4.12% or 3730 points to trade at 94250 at the close. Meanwhile, Paz Oil (TA:PZOL) added 3.69% or 1990 points to end at 55990 and Mizrahi Tefahot (TA:MZTF) was up 3.65% or 220 points to 6240 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Perrigo (TA:PRGO), which fell 0.64% or 90 points to trade at 14050 at the close. Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA:TSEM) declined 0.10% or 5 points to end at 5195 and Delek Group (TA:DLEKG) was down 0.05% or 30 points to 54970.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 236 to 162 and 27 ended unchanged.
Shares in Perrigo (TA:PRGO) fell to 5-year lows; losing 0.64% or 90 to 14050. Shares in Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA:TSEM) fell to 52-week lows; losing 0.10% or 5 to 5195.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 6.34% or 2.89 to $42.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 6.23% or 3.37 to hit $50.73 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 1.14% or 14.40 to trade at $1272.50 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was up 0.31% to 3.7810, while EUR/ILS fell 0.03% to 4.2961.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 96.010.