Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.56%

9 April 2018, 19: 05
© Reuters.  Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.56%© Reuters. Israel shares higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.56%

Israel equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the CommunicationInsurance and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 1.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Melisron (TA:MLSR), which rose 5.62% or 770 points to trade at 14470 at the close. Israel Corp (TA:ILCO) added 5.09% or 3160 points to end at 65240 and Cellcom Israel Ltd (TA:CEL) was up 4.68% or 115 points to 2570 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Elbit Systems Ltd (TA:ESLT), which lost 1.43% or 590 points to trade at 40530 in late trade. Gazit Globe Ltd (TA:GZT) declined 0.03% or 1 points to end at 3440 and Amot Investments Ltd (TA:AMOT) gained 0.06% or 1 points to 1811.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 260 to 125 and 22 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

 

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 2.44% or 1.55 to $64.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 2.30% or 1.58 to hit $70.23 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.23% or 3.10 to trade at $1343.20 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.64% to 3.4991, while EUR/ILS fell 0.41% to 4.3210.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 89.34.