Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the added 0.72% to hit a new 3-years high.
The best performers of the session on the were Perrigo (TASE:), which rose 3.60% or 710 points to trade at 20410 at the close. Meanwhile, Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd (TASE:) added 3.46% or 198 points to end at 5923 and Shapir Engineering Industry (TASE:) was up 3.24% or 71.00 points to 2265.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TASE:), which fell 2.40% or 4.1 points to trade at 166.6 at the close. Israel Corp (TASE:) declined 2.19% or 1500 points to end at 67090 and ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TASE:) was down 2.09% or 33 points to 1548.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 235 to 163 and 28 ended unchanged.
Shares in Perrigo (TASE:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 3.60% or 710 to 20410. Shares in Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd (TASE:) rose to all time highs; rising 3.46% or 198 to 5923.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.61% or 0.93 to $58.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.30% or 0.83 to hit $64.83 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 2.15 to trade at $1551.85 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was down 0.05% to 3.4539, while EUR/ILS fell 0.18% to 3.8455.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 97.070.
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