Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.32%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.32% – Israel equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Real Estate , Oil & Gas and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 0.32% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Mizrahi Tefahot (TA: MZTF ), which rose 1.52% or 105 points to trade at 6996 at the close. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ) added 1.48% or 113 points to end at 7734 and Israel Corp (TA: ILCO ) was up 1.42% or 1070 points to 76550 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TA: ORL ), which lost 1.50% or 2.4 points to trade at 157.9 in late trade. Cellcom Israel Ltd (TA: CEL ) declined 1.42% or 35 points to end at 2425 and Strauss Group (TA: STRS ) shed 1.35% or 103 points to 7499.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 207 to 179 and 42 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 1.70% or 1.10 to $65.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.83% or 1.38 to hit $76.74 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.04% or 0.50 to trade at $1301.90 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.28% to 3.5633, while EUR/ILS rose 0.15% to 4.2134.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 93.33.

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