Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.28%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.28%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Banking and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Delek Group (TA: DLEKG ), which rose 3.05% or 1720 points to trade at 58030 at the close. Airport City Ltd (TA: ARPT ) added 2.46% or 111 points to end at 4622 and Israel Discount Bank Ltd (TA: DSCT ) was up 2.10% or 25.0 points to 1217.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Perrigo (TA: PRGO ), which lost 2.62% or 430 points to trade at 16010 in late trade. Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ) declined 2.01% or 7.3 points to end at 356.7 and Shufersal (TA: SAE ) shed 1.05% or 26 points to 2462.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 248 to 136 and 25 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 2.33% or 1.16 to $50.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 2.03% or 1.19 to hit $59.91 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.41% or 5.30 to trade at $1291.20 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.54% to 3.6753, while EUR/ILS rose 0.08% to 4.2307.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 95.023.

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