Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.33%

16/04/2018 15:00:00 Stock Market

Israel stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Insurance, Financials and Banking sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.33%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Partner (TA:PTNR), which rose 3.39% or 53 points to trade at 1616 at the close. Meanwhile, Harel (TA:HARL) added 3.03% or 78 points to end at 2652 and Ormat Technologies (TA:ORA) was up 2.78% or 540 points to 19970 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were OPKO Health Inc (TA:OPK), which fell 2.91% or 31 points to trade at 1036 at the close. Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA:BEZQ) declined 1.47% or 6.5 points to end at 437.0 and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA:TEVA) was down 1.29% or 83 points to 6332.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 238 to 149 and 31 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.23% or 0.83 to $66.56 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.10% or 0.80 to hit $71.78 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.33% or 4.40 to trade at $1352.30 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.18% to 3.5245, while EUR/ILS rose 0.46% to 4.3588.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 89.23.