Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.17%

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Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.17%
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Investing.com – Israel equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Insurance , Communication and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.17% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Harel (TA: HARL ), which rose 4.56% or 120 points to trade at 2750 at the close. Phoenix Holdings Ltd (TA: PHOE1 ) added 4.28% or 86 points to end at 2096 and Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TA: ORL ) was up 1.89% or 3.3 points to 178.3 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ), which lost 2.00% or 5.2 points to trade at 255.3 in late trade. Azrieli Group Ltd (TA: AZRG ) declined 1.71% or 380 points to end at 21820 and Shufersal (TA: SAE ) shed 1.14% or 28 points to 2422.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 235 to 151 and 32 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.53% or 0.99 to $63.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.13% or 0.81 to hit $70.92 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.54% or 20.25 to trade at $1293.65 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.10% to 3.5810, while EUR/ILS fell 0.03% to 4.0313.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.812.

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