Saturday, December 16, 2017

© Reuters.  Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.30%© Reuters. Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.30%

Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Communication, Real Estate and Insurance sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 rose 0.30%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Mylan NV (TA:MYL), which rose 3.97% or 500 points to trade at 13080 at the close. Meanwhile, Perrigo (TA:PRGO) added 2.89% or 820 points to end at 29180 and Sodastream International Ltd (TA:SODA) was up 2.65% or 600.0 points to 23210.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Delek Drilling LP (TA:DEDRp), which fell 2.31% or 24 points to trade at 1016 at the close. Isramco Negev 2 LP (TA:ISRAp) declined 1.60% or 0.8 points to end at 49.3 and OPKO Health Inc (TA:OPK) was down 1.56% or 37 points to 2337.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 209 to 204 and 13 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.13% or 0.07 to $54.31 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.26% or 0.16 to hit $60.78 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.54% or 6.88 to trade at $1277.38 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.20% to 3.5144, while EUR/ILS fell 0.40% to 4.0833.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 94.69.

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