Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.18%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Sunday, as gains in the Insurance , Financials and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 0.18% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Israel Corp (TASE: ILCO ), which rose 1.25% or 1060 points to trade at 85990 at the close. Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE: BEZQ ) added 1.08% or 2.9 points to end at 271.2 and Harel (TASE: HARL ) was up 0.69% or 19 points to 2753 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TASE: ORL ), which lost 0.70% or 1.3 points to trade at 184.3 in late trade. Elbit Systems Ltd (TASE: ESLT ) declined 0.55% or 310 points to end at 56330 and Paz Oil (TASE: PZOL ) shed 0.54% or 280 points to 51540.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 194 to 89 and 28 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.92% or 0.53 to $57.96 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.40% or 0.26 to hit $64.71 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.54% or 7.55 to trade at $1407.65 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.32% to 3.6023, while EUR/ILS rose 0.01% to 4.1041.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 95.580.

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