Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 2.88%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 rose 2.88%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Mizrahi Tefahot (TASE:MZTF), which rose 10.11% or 653 points to trade at 7115 at the close. Meanwhile, Fattal 1998 Holdings Ltd (TASE:FATTAL) added 8.72% or 1300 points to end at 16200 and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:BEZQ) was up 8.28% or 26.0 points to 340.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Shapir Engineering Industry (TASE:SPEN), which fell 3.57% or 75 points to trade at 2026 at the close. Delek Group (TASE:DLEKG) declined 2.44% or 198 points to end at 7902 and Israel Corp (TASE:ILCO) was down 2.01% or 570 points to 27760.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 277 to 116 and 28 ended unchanged.

Shares in Israel Corp (TASE:ILCO) fell to 5-year lows; down 2.01% or 570 to 27760.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.09% or 0.43 to $39.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.67% or 0.69 to hit $41.96 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 1.08% or 19.45 to trade at $1781.05 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.40% to 3.4486, while EUR/ILS fell 0.19% to 3.8814.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 97.105.

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