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 rose 0.28%.
The best performers of the session on the were ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TASE:), which rose 4.10% or 57 points to trade at 1447 at the close. Meanwhile, Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:) added 3.85% or 10.2 points to end at 275.2 and Israel Corp (TASE:) was up 3.42% or 1980 points to 59870 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Paz Oil (TASE:), which fell 2.58% or 1150 points to trade at 43450 at the close. OPKO Health Inc (TASE:) declined 2.14% or 12 points to end at 539 and Energean Oil & Gas PLC (TASE:) was down 1.83% or 68 points to 3652.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 267 to 127 and 28 ended unchanged.
Shares in Paz Oil (TASE:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 2.58% or 1150 to 43450.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.34% or 0.18 to $53.30 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.10% or 0.06 to hit $58.87 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 1.15 to trade at $1568.65 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was down 0.01% to 3.4520, while EUR/ILS fell 0.19% to 3.7971.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 97.960.
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