Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 2.31% By

© Reuters. Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 2.31% – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the rose 2.31%.

The best performers of the session on the were OPKO Health Inc (TA:), which rose 7.76% or 93 points to trade at 1291 at the close. Meanwhile, Liveperson (TA:) added 5.40% or 361 points to end at 7052 and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA:) was up 5.22% or 320 points to 6451 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Melisron (TA:), which fell 0.26% or 40 points to trade at 15310 at the close. Airport City Ltd (TA:) unchanged 0.00% or 0 points to end at 4490 and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA:) was 0.00% or 0.0 points to 358.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 288 to 99 and 27 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA:) unchanged to 5-year lows; unchanged 0.00% or 0.0 to 358.0.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 2.59% or 1.22 to $48.31 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 2.61% or 1.46 to hit $57.41 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.63% or 8.15 to trade at $1286.65 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.06% to 3.7089, while EUR/ILS rose 0.08% to 4.2263.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 95.757.

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