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 added 1.21% to hit a new 6-months high.
The best performers of the session on the were Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TASE:), which rose 9.29% or 220 points to trade at 2588 at the close. Meanwhile, Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TASE:) added 4.66% or 345 points to end at 7745 and Delek Drilling LP (TASE:) was up 2.39% or 21 points to 901 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Leumi (TASE:), which fell 0.52% or 13 points to trade at 2497 at the close. Nice Ltd (TASE:) declined 0.39% or 210 points to end at 54130 and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:) was down 0.39% or 0.9 points to 229.3.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 239 to 134 and 33 ended unchanged.
Shares in Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TASE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 4.66% or 345 to 7745.
Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.51% or 0.80 to $53.61 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 1.45% or 0.85 to hit $59.59 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.66% or 9.85 to trade at $1493.35 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was up 0.35% to 3.5307, while EUR/ILS rose 0.81% to 3.9129.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 97.637.
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