Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.20%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Insurance , Financials and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 rose 1.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Liveperson (TASE: LPSN ), which rose 3.52% or 350 points to trade at 10300 at the close. Ormat Technologies (TASE: ORA ) added 2.61% or 570 points to end at 22420 and Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TASE: TSEM ) was up 2.56% or 140 points to 5600 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TASE: TEVA ), which lost 3.07% or 106 points to trade at 3351 in late trade. OPKO Health Inc (TASE: OPK ) declined 0.30% or 2 points to end at 694 and Mizrahi Tefahot (TASE: MZTF ) gained 0.20% or 16 points to 8055.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 265 to 128 and 23 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.15% or 0.08 to $53.91 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.68% or 0.43 to hit $62.86 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 1.07% or 14.45 to trade at $1331.65 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.17% to 3.5787, while EUR/ILS rose 0.07% to 4.0507.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 96.700.

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