Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.93%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.93% – Israel equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financials , Banking and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.93%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Cellcom Israel Ltd (TA: CEL ), which rose 2.78% or 66 points to trade at 2443 at the close. First International Bank of Israel Ltd (TA: FTIN ) added 2.65% or 203 points to end at 7850 and OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ) was up 2.64% or 45 points to 1750 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Big Shopping Centers Ltd (TA: BIG ), which lost 0.78% or 180 points to trade at 22980 in late trade. Sodastream International Ltd (TA: SODA ) declined 0.38% or 120.0 points to end at 31240.0 and ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA: ICL ) 0.00% or 0 points to 1660.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 198 to 179 and 33 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.56% or 0.40 to $71.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 1.20% or 0.95 to hit $80.23 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.50 to trade at $1289.00 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.31% to 3.5975, while EUR/ILS rose 0.24% to 4.2429.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 93.42.

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