Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.27%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.27%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Biomed and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.27% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ), which rose 5.41% or 68 points to trade at 1325 at the close. Delek Drilling LP (TA: DEDRp ) added 2.76% or 30 points to end at 1115 and Fattal 1998 Holdings Ltd (TA: FATTAL ) was up 1.64% or 650 points to 40190 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ), which lost 3.01% or 9.2 points to trade at 296.0 in late trade. Liveperson (TA: LPSN ) declined 0.93% or 77 points to end at 8236 and Perrigo (TA: PRGO ) shed 0.72% or 120 points to 16490.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 230 to 148 and 46 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 2.23% or 1.19 to $54.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.80% or 1.10 to hit $62.30 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.16% or 2.10 to trade at $1311.00 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.42% to 3.6635, while EUR/ILS fell 0.46% to 4.1858.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.553.

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