Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.64%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.64% – Israel equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Communication , Banking and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 0.64% 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 9.93% or 23.6 points to trade at 261.2 at the close. Israel Corp (TA: ILCO ) added 2.11% or 1770 points to end at 85720 and Israel Discount Bank Ltd (TA: DSCT ) was up 1.90% or 25.0 points to 1342.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Liveperson (TA: LPSN ), which lost 1.65% or 170 points to trade at 10110 in late trade. Delek Group (TA: DLEKG ) declined 0.67% or 430 points to end at 63870 and OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ) shed 0.58% or 5 points to 926.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 226 to 164 and 33 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 2.01% or 1.27 to $64.35 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.01% or 0.71 to hit $71.05 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.48% or 6.25 to trade at $1301.85 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.15% to 3.5847, while EUR/ILS rose 0.51% to 4.0381.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 96.648.

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