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© REUTERS/Amir Cohen Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 2.14%

Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the rose 2.14% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the were Ormat Technologies (TASE:), which rose 9.86% or 2,550.00 points to trade at 28,400.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Ashtrom Group Ltd (TASE:) added 7.11% or 382.00 points to end at 5,752.00 and Israel Corp (TASE:) was up 6.64% or 5,950.00 points to 95,510.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Elbit Systems Ltd (TASE:), which fell 2.56% or 2,000.00 points to trade at 76,190.00 at the close. Camtek Ltd (TASE:) declined 1.08% or 250.00 points to end at 22,990.00 and Israel Discount Bank Ltd (TASE:) was down 1.01% or 18.00 points to 1,757.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 379 to 105 and 55 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for January delivery was up 3.61% or 2.51 to $71.98 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 3.49% or 2.59 to hit $76.85 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 2.90% or 57.85 to trade at $2,055.15 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was unchanged 0.06% to 3.67, while EUR/ILS rose 1.12% to 4.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.86% at 101.59.

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