Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.67%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 rose 1.67% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Nova (TASE:NVMI), which rose 6.42% or 1470 points to trade at 24350 at the close. Meanwhile, Harel (TASE:HARL) added 5.51% or 157 points to end at 3008 and Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) was up 5.18% or 1030 points to 20900 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TASE:TEVA), which fell 2.03% or 72 points to trade at 3470 at the close. Energix (TASE:ENRG) declined 1.89% or 29 points to end at 1502 and Perrigo (TASE:PRGO) was down 1.03% or 150 points to 14350.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 354 to 84 and 13 ended unchanged.

Shares in Nova (TASE:NVMI) rose to all time highs; up 6.42% or 1470 to 24350. Shares in Harel (TASE:HARL) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.51% or 157 to 3008.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 3.72% or 1.89 to $52.72 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 3.44% or 1.87 to hit $56.25 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 3.33% or 63.70 to trade at $1849.90 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.24% to 3.1881, while EUR/ILS fell 0.15% to 3.8968.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 90.023.