Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.30%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Insurance and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.30% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Delek Group (TASE: DLEKG ), which rose 2.41% or 1440 points to trade at 61240 at the close. Paz Oil (TASE: PZOL ) added 1.89% or 930 points to end at 50100 and Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TASE: ORL ) was up 1.57% or 2.8 points to 180.6 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE: BEZQ ), which lost 1.77% or 4.7 points to trade at 261.0 in late trade. Isramco Negev 2 LP (TASE: ISRAp ) declined 1.24% or 0.9 points to end at 71.6 and Azrieli Group Ltd (TASE: AZRG ) shed 1.16% or 270 points to 22980.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 200 to 179 and 36 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.65% or 0.37 to $56.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.42% or 0.27 to hit $63.55 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.18% or 2.55 to trade at $1418.35 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.04% to 3.5640, while EUR/ILS rose 0.01% to 4.0215.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 96.328.

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