Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.53%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 1.53%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Nice Ltd (TASE:NICE), which rose 3.29% or 2370 points to trade at 74430 at the close. Meanwhile, Perrigo (TASE:PRGO) added 2.90% or 390 points to end at 13860 and Mizrahi Tefahot (TASE:MZTF) was up 2.87% or 234 points to 8395 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Energix (TASE:ENRG), which fell 0.88% or 10 points to trade at 1126 at the close. Shufersal (TASE:SAE) declined 0.82% or 22 points to end at 2668 and Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) was down 0.64% or 120 points to 18570.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 274 to 164 and 18 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 3.81% or 2.43 to $66.26 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 4.20% or 2.80 to hit $69.54 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.16% or 2.70 to trade at $1698.00 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.43% to 3.3310, while EUR/ILS rose 0.02% to 3.9699.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 92.018.