Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.24%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.24% – Israel equities were higher at the close on Sunday, as gains in the Communication , Oil & Gas and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 0.24% to hit a new 3-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Israel Corp (TA: ILCO ), which rose 4.72% or 4610 points to trade at 102200 at the close. ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA: ICL ) added 3.77% or 74 points to end at 2039 and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ) was up 3.03% or 13.1 points to 445.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ), which lost 4.56% or 99 points to trade at 2071 in late trade. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ) declined 3.98% or 350 points to end at 8440 and Frutarom Industries Ltd (TA: FRUT ) shed 1.74% or 650 points to 36600.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 245 to 160 and 15 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.05% or 0.71 to $68.54 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $76.13 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.53% or 18.30 to trade at $1212.30 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.55% to 3.6270, while EUR/ILS rose 0.31% to 4.2215.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 95.08.

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