Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.62%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.62% – Israel equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Communication , Real Estate and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 rose 0.62% 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 5.04% or 15.8 points to trade at 329.5 at the close. Phoenix Holdings Ltd (TA: PHOE1 ) added 3.42% or 70 points to end at 2116 and Delek Drilling LP (TA: DEDRp ) was up 2.32% or 27 points to 1190 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ), which lost 2.23% or 145 points to trade at 6363 in late trade. ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA: ICL ) declined 0.54% or 11 points to end at 2020 and Israel Corp (TA: ILCO ) shed 0.38% or 400 points to 104100.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 248 to 136 and 32 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.90% or 1.07 to $57.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.31% or 0.87 to hit $67.32 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.23% or 3.05 to trade at $1347.85 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.23% to 3.6079, while EUR/ILS rose 0.02% to 4.1017.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 96.167.

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