Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.09%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 rose 1.09%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Liveperson (TASE:LPSN), which rose 6.48% or 1420 points to trade at 23350 at the close. Meanwhile, Sapiens International Corporation NV (TASE:SPNS) added 4.67% or 500 points to end at 11210 and Ormat Technologies (TASE:ORA) was up 4.12% or 1550 points to 39130 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Maytronics (TASE:MTRN), which fell 1.03% or 60 points to trade at 5770 at the close. Nice Ltd (TASE:NICE) declined 0.20% or 180 points to end at 90000 and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TASE:TEVA) was down 0.15% or 6 points to 4069.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 333 to 103 and 12 ended unchanged.

Shares in Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) rose to all time highs; rising 6.48% or 1420 to 23350. Shares in Ormat Technologies (TASE:ORA) rose to all time highs; rising 4.12% or 1550 to 39130.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.51% or 0.85 to $57.08 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.95% or 0.56 to hit $59.56 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 1.33% or 23.90 to trade at $1815.10 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.05% to 3.2884, while EUR/ILS rose 0.68% to 3.9622.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.64% at 90.968.