Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 2.11%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 2.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking , Financials and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 2.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Israel Corp (TA: ILCO ), which rose 4.12% or 3730 points to trade at 94250 at the close. Paz Oil (TA: PZOL ) added 3.69% or 1990 points to end at 55990 and Mizrahi Tefahot (TA: MZTF ) was up 3.65% or 220 points to 6240 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Perrigo (TA: PRGO ), which lost 0.64% or 90 points to trade at 14050 in late trade. Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA: TSEM ) declined 0.10% or 5 points to end at 5195 and Delek Group (TA: DLEKG ) shed 0.05% or 30 points to 54970.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 236 to 162 and 27 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 6.34% or 2.89 to $42.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 6.23% or 3.37 to hit $50.73 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 1.14% or 14.40 to trade at $1272.50 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.31% to 3.7810, while EUR/ILS fell 0.03% to 4.2961.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 96.010.

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