Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.23%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 0.23%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd (TASE:ALHE), which rose 5.13% or 195 points to trade at 3999 at the close. Meanwhile, Harel (TASE:HARL) added 4.80% or 111 points to end at 2422 and Phoenix Holdings Ltd (TASE:PHOE1) was up 3.78% or 60 points to 1647 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were OPKO Health Inc (TASE:OPK), which fell 5.64% or 91 points to trade at 1522 at the close. Matrix (TASE:MTRX) declined 3.94% or 370 points to end at 9020 and Shikun & Binui (TASE:SKBN) was down 2.75% or 42 points to 1486.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 235 to 164 and 16 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.78% or 0.76 to $43.38 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.47% or 0.67 to hit $46.31 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.77% or 14.90 to trade at $1924.30 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.04% to 3.4000, while EUR/ILS rose 0.21% to 4.0176.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 93.153.