Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.17%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Banking , Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 1.17% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Phoenix Holdings Ltd (TA: PHOE1 ), which rose 3.24% or 66 points to trade at 2102 at the close. OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ) added 3.15% or 26 points to end at 866 and Israel Discount Bank Ltd (TA: DSCT ) was up 2.77% or 37.0 points to 1371.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ), which lost 3.23% or 8.6 points to trade at 257.4 in late trade. Delek Group (TA: DLEKG ) declined 1.04% or 720 points to end at 68680 and Airport City Ltd (TA: ARPT ) shed 0.23% or 14 points to 6076.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 218 to 147 and 47 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.84% or 0.56 to $65.74 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.16% or 0.12 to hit $74.39 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.42% or 5.35 to trade at $1278.55 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.47% to 3.6188, while EUR/ILS fell 0.03% to 4.0422.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 97.615.

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