Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.02%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.02% – Israel equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Real Estate , Communication and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA: ICL ), which rose 3.09% or 57 points to trade at 1903 at the close. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ) added 1.75% or 101 points to end at 5883 and Perrigo (TA: PRGO ) was up 1.63% or 280 points to 17460 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Liveperson (TA: LPSN ), which lost 4.13% or 450 points to trade at 10440 in late trade. Poalim (TA: POLI ) declined 2.14% or 53 points to end at 2420 and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ) shed 2.11% or 5.9 points to 274.1.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 221 to 160 and 42 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.00% or 0.60 to $59.34 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.33% or 0.22 to hit $67.21 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.28% or 3.65 to trade at $1317.75 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.26% to 3.6294, while EUR/ILS rose 0.24% to 4.0873.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 96.328.

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