Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.89%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.89%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Sunday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Biomed and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.89%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ), which rose 6.38% or 73 points to trade at 1217 at the close. Elbit Systems Ltd (TA: ESLT ) added 5.68% or 2670 points to end at 49700 and Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA: TSEM ) was up 4.33% or 427 points to 10290 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Azrieli Group Ltd (TA: AZRG ), which lost 1.09% or 180 points to trade at 16340 in late trade. Melisron (TA: MLSR ) declined 0.70% or 100 points to end at 14140 and Frutarom Industries Ltd (TA: FRUT ) shed 0.65% or 200 points to 30680.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 216 to 158 and 37 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 3.36% or 2.02 to $62.14 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 3.14% or 2.00 to hit $65.61 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.17% or 2.30 to trade at $1324.00 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.59% to 3.4395, while EUR/ILS fell 0.50% to 4.2388.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 90.11.

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