(C) Reuters. Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.54%
At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 0.54%.
The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Amot Investments Ltd (TASE:AMOT), which rose 3.54% or 76 points to trade at 2221 at the close. Meanwhile, Azrieli Group Ltd (TASE:AZRG) added 3.35% or 760 points to end at 23440 and Melisron (TASE:MLSR) was up 3.14% or 700 points to 23000 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TASE:TSEM), which fell 3.64% or 349 points to trade at 9244 at the close. OPKO Health Inc (TASE:OPK) declined 3.43% or 44 points to end at 1240 and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TASE:TEVA) was down 2.91% or 93 points to 3099.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 246 to 237 and 19 ended unchanged.
Shares in Melisron (TASE:MLSR) rose to 52-week highs; rising 3.14% or 700 to 23000.
Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.91% or 1.40 to $71.97 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.60% or 1.19 to hit $73.34 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.58% or 10.35 to trade at $1804.55 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was down 0.01% to 3.2732, while EUR/ILS fell 0.18% to 3.8630.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 92.692.
Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.54%
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