Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.77%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.77%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Sunday, as gains in the Insurance , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 0.77% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Delek Drilling LP (TA: DEDRp ), which rose 3.60% or 39 points to trade at 1122 at the close. Liveperson (TA: LPSN ) added 3.47% or 360 points to end at 10730 and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ) was up 3.16% or 173 points to 5656 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Israel Corp (TA: ILCO ), which lost 2.26% or 2100 points to trade at 90900 in late trade. ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA: ICL ) declined 1.59% or 32 points to end at 1978 and Elbit Systems Ltd (TA: ESLT ) shed 1.00% or 500 points to 49400.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 231 to 156 and 43 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 3.63% or 2.37 to $62.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $71.63 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.67% or 8.60 to trade at $1288.30 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.18% to 3.6204, while EUR/ILS rose 0.02% to 4.0377.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 97.787.

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