Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.49%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.49% – Israel equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Real Estate , Oil & Gas and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.49% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Perrigo (TA: PRGO ), which rose 3.27% or 540 points to trade at 17030 at the close. OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ) added 2.79% or 37 points to end at 1362 and Melisron (TA: MLSR ) was up 2.63% or 430 points to 16780 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA: ICL ), which lost 2.74% or 59 points to trade at 2091 in late trade. Israel Corp (TA: ILCO ) declined 1.89% or 2000 points to end at 103800 and Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TA: ORL ) shed 1.78% or 3.2 points to 176.7.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 242 to 127 and 36 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.79% or 0.97 to $55.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.06% or 0.65 to hit $62.19 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.88% or 11.55 to trade at $1327.05 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.60% to 3.6332, while EUR/ILS fell 0.60% to 4.1697.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 95.083.

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