Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the gained 0.25%.
The best performers of the session on the were Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TASE:), which rose 4.23% or 5.1 points to trade at 125.6 at the close. Meanwhile, Energean Oil & Gas PLC (TASE:) added 4.04% or 129 points to end at 3320 and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:) was up 2.35% or 6.0 points to 261.4 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Ormat Technologies (TASE:), which fell 13.43% or 3800 points to trade at 24500 at the close. OPKO Health Inc (TASE:) declined 6.83% or 35 points to end at 480 and Delek Group (TASE:) was down 3.34% or 1280 points to 37100.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 223 to 172 and 24 ended unchanged.
Shares in OPKO Health Inc (TASE:) fell to all time lows; falling 6.83% or 35 to 480. Shares in Delek Group (TASE:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 3.34% or 1280 to 37100.
Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.90% or 0.45 to $49.45 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 1.49% or 0.81 to hit $53.45 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.40% or 6.55 to trade at $1643.45 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was down 0.10% to 3.4318, while EUR/ILS fell 0.03% to 3.7358.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 99.023.
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