Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.40%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Banking and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 rose 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Frutarom Industries Ltd (TA: FRUT ), which rose 3.16% or 1000 points to trade at 32650 at the close. Strauss Group (TA: STRS ) added 2.42% or 176 points to end at 7456 and Gazit Globe Ltd (TA: GZT ) was up 2.13% or 77 points to 3692 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Israel Corp (TA: ILCO ), which lost 2.50% or 1510 points to trade at 58890 in late trade. ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA: ICL ) declined 1.67% or 24 points to end at 1410 and Airport City Ltd (TA: ARPT ) shed 1.42% or 63 points to 4360.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 244 to 172 and 26 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.20% or 0.12 to $59.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.15% or 0.10 to hit $65.89 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.70 to trade at $1296.10 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.16% to 3.4745, while EUR/ILS rose 0.29% to 4.1491.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 92.39.

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