Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.23%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.23%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Israel Corp (TASE:ILCO), which rose 6.20% or 1840 points to trade at 31500 at the close. Meanwhile, Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) added 3.79% or 570 points to end at 15620 and ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TASE:ICL) was up 3.39% or 37 points to 1127 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Poalim (TASE:POLI), which fell 2.74% or 55 points to trade at 1951 at the close. Gazit Globe Ltd (TASE:GZT) declined 2.55% or 41 points to end at 1569 and Leumi (TASE:LUMI) was down 1.75% or 30 points to 1685.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 229 to 175 and 21 ended unchanged.

Shares in Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.79% or 570 to 15620.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.76% or 0.72 to $41.73 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.75% or 0.33 to hit $44.48 a barrel, while the October Gold Futures contract rose 1.72% or 34.00 to trade at $2008.70 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.30% to 3.4163, while EUR/ILS rose 0.47% to 4.0247.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 93.373.

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