Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the added 0.23%.
The best performers of the session on the were OPKO Health Inc (TASE:), which rose 5.09% or 27 points to trade at 554 at the close. Meanwhile, Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TASE:) added 3.62% or 6.1 points to end at 174.5 and Energean Oil & Gas PLC (TASE:) was up 2.92% or 121.00 points to 4267.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Ormat Technologies (TASE:), which fell 1.19% or 310 points to trade at 25850 at the close. Nice Ltd (TASE:) declined 1.00% or 540 points to end at 53400 and Isramco Negev 2 LP (TASE:) was down 0.96% or 0.6 points to 61.8.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 208 to 184 and 24 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.01% or 0.61 to $61.13 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.22% or 0.81 to hit $67.20 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 1.05% or 15.70 to trade at $1504.40 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was up 0.01% to 3.4738, while EUR/ILS rose 0.09% to 3.8547.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 97.255.
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