Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.52%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.52%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Shapir Engineering Industry (TASE:SPEN), which rose 2.32% or 74 points to trade at 3260 at the close. Meanwhile, Maytronics (TASE:MTRN) added 2.20% or 159 points to end at 7382 and OPKO Health Inc (TASE:OPK) was up 2.14% or 22 points to 1048 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nice Ltd (TASE:NICE), which fell 1.37% or 1010 points to trade at 72850 at the close. Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:BEZQ) declined 1.10% or 6.0 points to end at 537.0 and Ormat Technologies (TASE:ORA) was down 0.05% or 10 points to 21240.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 285 to 211 and 36 ended unchanged.

Shares in Shapir Engineering Industry (TASE:SPEN) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.32% or 74 to 3260.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.27% or 1.15 to $91.36 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.54% or 1.41 to hit $92.80 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 1.30 to trade at $1898.50 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.45% to 3.2155, while EUR/ILS rose 0.65% to 3.6474.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 95.920.