Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 2.05%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 2.05%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Israel Corp (TASE:ILCO), which rose 12.89% or 5220 points to trade at 45720 at the close. Meanwhile, ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TASE:ICL) added 7.53% or 88 points to end at 1256 and OPKO Health Inc (TASE:OPK) was up 7.00% or 56 points to 856 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Delek Drilling LP (TASE:DEDRp), which fell 3.57% or 15 points to trade at 405 at the close. Ormat Technologies (TASE:ORA) declined 0.91% or 200 points to end at 21700 and Gazit Globe Ltd (TASE:GZT) was down 0.42% or 10 points to 2382.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 316 to 88 and 18 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for June delivery was up 18.59% or 3.79 to $24.18 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 11.84% or 3.22 to hit $30.42 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.11% or 1.95 to trade at $1711.35 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.31% to 3.5169, while EUR/ILS fell 0.91% to 3.8127.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 99.850.

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