Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.54%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.54%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Banking , Financials and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 1.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Melisron (TA: MLSR ), which rose 5.26% or 750 points to trade at 15000 at the close. Frutarom Industries Ltd (TA: FRUT ) added 4.32% or 1480 points to end at 35770 and Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA: TSEM ) was up 3.23% or 315 points to 10060 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ), which lost 3.02% or 13.9 points to trade at 446.1 in late trade. Sodastream International Ltd (TA: SODA ) declined 1.53% or 510.0 points to end at 32790.0 and Perrigo (TA: PRGO ) shed 0.34% or 100 points to 28960.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 222 to 185 and 8 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.81% or 0.54 to $66.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.97% or 0.70 to hit $71.36 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.30% or 17.70 to trade at $1342.30 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.14% to 3.5143, while EUR/ILS fell 0.29% to 4.3279.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.36% at 89.54.

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