Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.69%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 rose 1.69%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Electra Ltd (TASE:ELTR), which rose 7.17% or 10980 points to trade at 164180 at the close. Meanwhile, Shapir Engineering Industry (TASE:SPEN) added 5.13% or 115 points to end at 2355 and Melisron (TASE:MLSR) was up 4.62% or 710 points to 16090 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (TASE:IFF), which fell 2.44% or 890 points to trade at 35580 at the close. Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) declined 1.78% or 380 points to end at 21000 and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:BEZQ) was down 0.92% or 3.0 points to 324.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 253 to 157 and 28 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.31% or 0.15 to $47.97 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.37% or 0.19 to hit $51.05 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 4.80 to trade at $1882.90 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.03% to 3.2151, while EUR/ILS rose 0.02% to 3.9173.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 90.248.

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