Investing.com – Israel stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Communication, Insurance and Financials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 declined 0.99%.
The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA:OPK), which rose 2.58% or 29 points to trade at 1154 at the close. Meanwhile, Perrigo (TA:PRGO) added 1.86% or 270 points to end at 14800 and Isramco Negev 2 LP (TA:ISRAp) was up 0.53% or 0.2 points to 37.7 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Harel (TA:HARL), which fell 2.73% or 69 points to trade at 2460 at the close. Fattal 1998 Holdings Ltd (TA:FATTAL) declined 2.61% or 1050 points to end at 39110 and Liveperson (TA:LPSN) was down 2.54% or 180 points to 6901.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 251 to 128 and 29 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 3.13% or 1.42 to $46.83 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 3.25% or 1.75 to hit $55.55 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.51% or 6.50 to trade at $1287.80 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was up 0.30% to 3.7443, while EUR/ILS fell 0.63% to 4.2519.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.66% at 96.365.