Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 2.31%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 2.31% – Israel equities were higher at the close on Sunday, as gains in the Biomed , Technology and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 2.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ), which rose 7.76% or 93 points to trade at 1291 at the close. Liveperson (TA: LPSN ) added 5.40% or 361 points to end at 7052 and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ) was up 5.22% or 320 points to 6451 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Melisron (TA: MLSR ), which lost 0.26% or 40 points to trade at 15310 in late trade. Airport City Ltd (TA: ARPT ) unchanged 0.00% or 0 points to end at 4490 and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ) 0.00% or 0.0 points to 358.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 288 to 99 and 27 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 2.59% or 1.22 to $48.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 2.61% or 1.46 to hit $57.41 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.63% or 8.15 to trade at $1286.65 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.06% to 3.7089, while EUR/ILS rose 0.08% to 4.2263.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 95.757.

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