Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.09% By

© Guy Asayag, TASE PR Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.09% – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the rose 1.09%.

The best performers of the session on the were Maytronics (TASE:), which rose 3.91% or 184.00 points to trade at 4,890.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Bank Hapoalim (TASE:) added 2.92% or 87.00 points to end at 3,065.00 and Strauss Group (TASE:) was up 2.58% or 228.00 points to 9,050.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:), which fell 1.88% or 10.20 points to trade at 532.80 at the close. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TASE:) declined 0.30% or 8.00 points to end at 2,615.00 and Shapir Engineering Industry (TASE:) was down 0.14% or 4.00 points to 2,885.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 346 to 144 and 34 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 2.01% or 2.07 to $104.80 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 2.39% or 2.50 to hit $107.15 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 1.20 to trade at $1,740.90 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.21% to 3.46, while EUR/ILS unchanged 0.07% to 3.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 106.69.

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