© Reuters. Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.62%

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 gained 0.62% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the were Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA:), which rose 5.04% or 15.8 points to trade at 329.5 at the close. Meanwhile, Phoenix Holdings Ltd (TA:) added 3.42% or 70 points to end at 2116 and Delek Drilling LP (TA:) was up 2.32% or 27 points to 1190 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA:), which fell 2.23% or 145 points to trade at 6363 at the close. ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA:) declined 0.54% or 11 points to end at 2020 and Israel Corp (TA:) was down 0.38% or 400 points to 104100.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 248 to 136 and 32 ended unchanged.

Shares in Delek Drilling LP (TA:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.32% or 27 to 1190.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.91% or 1.08 to $57.53 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.31% or 0.87 to hit $67.32 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.23% or 3.05 to trade at $1347.85 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.22% to 3.6085, while EUR/ILS rose 0.03% to 4.1021.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 96.170.

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2019-02-20