Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.75%

Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the Biomed, Insurance and Technology sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 rose 0.75%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Perrigo (TA:PRGO), which rose 4.97% or 860 points to trade at 18150 at the close. Meanwhile, Israel Corp (TA:ILCO) added 2.84% or 2320 points to end at 83950 and Gazit Globe Ltd (TA:GZT) was up 2.76% or 79 points to 2939 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Isramco Negev 2 LP (TA:ISRAp), which fell 3.62% or 1.4 points to trade at 37.3 at the close. Nice Ltd (TA:NICE) declined 1.36% or 610 points to end at 44120 and Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA:TSEM) was down 0.62% or 40 points to 6400.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 245 to 133 and 38 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.88% or 1.17 to $63.27 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.46% or 1.01 to hit $70.41 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.50 to trade at $1295.80 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.12% to 3.5807, while EUR/ILS fell 0.04% to 4.0206.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 96.998.