Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.80%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.80% – Israel equities were higher at the close on Sunday, as gains in the Insurance , Oil & Gas and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 0.80% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Paz Oil (TA: PZOL ), which rose 3.38% or 1750 points to trade at 53540 at the close. Phoenix Holdings Ltd (TA: PHOE1 ) added 3.05% or 64 points to end at 2160 and Airport City Ltd (TA: ARPT ) was up 2.98% or 173 points to 5985 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ), which lost 2.26% or 119 points to trade at 5144 in late trade. Perrigo (TA: PRGO ) declined 0.99% or 180 points to end at 18020 and OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ) shed 0.76% or 7 points to 894.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 249 to 138 and 33 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.35% or 0.22 to $63.80 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.97% or 0.69 to hit $71.52 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.03% or 0.35 to trade at $1293.65 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.30% to 3.5676, while EUR/ILS rose 0.19% to 4.0334.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 96.560.

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