Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.40%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.40% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Amot Investments Ltd (TASE:AMOT), which rose 2.89% or 76 points to trade at 2705 at the close. Meanwhile, Bank Hapoalim (TASE:POLI) added 2.57% or 84 points to end at 3350 and Electra Ltd (TASE:ELTR) was up 1.74% or 3740 points to 218980 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ormat Technologies (TASE:ORA), which fell 3.11% or 770 points to trade at 23980 at the close. Nice Ltd (TASE:NICE) declined 2.19% or 2050 points to end at 91400 and Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) was down 2.12% or 230 points to 10630.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 271 to 236 and 21 ended unchanged.

Shares in Amot Investments Ltd (TASE:AMOT) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 2.89% or 76 to 2705. Shares in Bank Hapoalim (TASE:POLI) rose to all time highs; up 2.57% or 84 to 3350. Shares in Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) fell to 52-week lows; falling 2.12% or 230 to 10630.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.58% or 1.20 to $77.28 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.57% or 1.24 to hit $80.22 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.81% or 14.65 to trade at $1814.75 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.63% to 3.0884, while EUR/ILS fell 0.65% to 3.4876.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.233.