Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.34%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.34% – Israel equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Communication and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 1.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ), which rose 5.26% or 14.0 points to trade at 280.0 at the close. Delek Drilling LP (TA: DEDRp ) added 4.89% or 52 points to end at 1115 and Liveperson (TA: LPSN ) was up 3.81% or 400 points to 10890 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Phoenix Holdings Ltd (TA: PHOE1 ), which lost 3.05% or 62 points to trade at 1968 in late trade. Amot Investments Ltd (TA: AMOT ) declined 1.17% or 24 points to end at 2036 and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ) shed 0.53% or 31 points to 5782.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 264 to 120 and 37 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.82% or 1.07 to $59.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.81% or 0.54 to hit $67.35 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.53% or 7.05 to trade at $1321.95 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.13% to 3.6212, while EUR/ILS fell 0.33% to 4.0880.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 96.162.

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