Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.58%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.58%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Insurance and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 0.58% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ), which rose 2.67% or 8.3 points to trade at 319.3 at the close. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ) added 2.03% or 144 points to end at 7232 and Perrigo (TA: PRGO ) was up 1.97% or 330 points to 17060 in late trade.

Biggest losers included OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ), which lost 20.00% or 260 points to trade at 1040 in late trade. Fattal 1998 Holdings Ltd (TA: FATTAL ) declined 2.06% or 810 points to end at 38470 and Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd (TA: ALHE ) shed 0.44% or 17 points to 3817.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 255 to 155 and 22 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.16% or 0.09 to $54.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.21% or 0.13 to hit $62.64 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.04% or 0.55 to trade at $1318.75 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.06% to 3.6073, while EUR/ILS fell 0.32% to 4.1149.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 95.817.

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