Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 2.35%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 gained 2.35% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Israel Corp (TASE:ILCO), which rose 9.93% or 15,920.00 points to trade at 176,200.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) added 8.54% or 641.00 points to end at 8,150.00 and ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TASE:ICL) was up 7.33% or 246.00 points to 3,600.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Energix (TASE:ENRG), which fell 2.00% or 27.00 points to trade at 1,323.00 at the close. Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:BEZQ) declined 0.44% or 2.40 points to end at 540.10 and Big Shopping Centers Ltd (TASE:BIG) was down 0.40% or 200.00 points to 49,500.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 418 to 92 and 18 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for May delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $103.09 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.24% or 1.32 to hit $107.96 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.11% or 21.65 to trade at $1,921.55 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.41% to 3.24, while EUR/ILS unchanged 0.08% to 3.58.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 98.21.

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