Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.04%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 1.04%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TASE:OPK), which rose 9.03% or 70 points to trade at 840 at the close. Meanwhile, Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:BEZQ) added 5.37% or 16.1 points to end at 316.0 and Isramco Negev 2 LP (TASE:ISRAp) was up 5.12% or 1.9 points to 39.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Fattal 1998 Holdings Ltd (TASE:FATTAL), which fell 4.69% or 940 points to trade at 19110 at the close. Delek Drilling LP (TASE:DEDRp) declined 3.91% or 14 points to end at 336 and Gazit Globe Ltd (TASE:GZT) was down 3.06% or 70 points to 2214.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 205 to 183 and 21 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:BEZQ) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.37% or 16.1 to 316.0.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.73% or 0.26 to $35.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.85% or 0.32 to hit $38.16 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.40 to trade at $1750.30 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.42% to 3.4921, while EUR/ILS fell 0.16% to 3.8872.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 97.868.