Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.08%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Sunday, as gains in the Technology , Biomed and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 rose 1.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ), which rose 28.65% or 260 points to trade at 1169 at the close. Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA: TSEM ) added 3.79% or 205 points to end at 5610 and Liveperson (TA: LPSN ) was up 2.68% or 182 points to 6980 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Delek Drilling LP (TA: DEDRp ), which lost 1.41% or 14 points to trade at 976 in late trade. Azrieli Group Ltd (TA: AZRG ) declined 1.27% or 230 points to end at 17820 and Airport City Ltd (TA: ARPT ) shed 1.00% or 46 points to 4550.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 240 to 155 and 23 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.14% or 0.51 to $45.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.57% or 0.30 to hit $53.03 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.17% or 2.20 to trade at $1283.30 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.20% to 3.7636, while EUR/ILS fell 0.05% to 4.3048.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 95.920.

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