Sun: Mobile operators lead market higher

Cellcom and Partner led the gains today while Opko and Perrigo led the declines.

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange rose today. The Tel Aviv 35 Index rose 0.67% to 1,471.73 points; the Tel Aviv 125 Index rose 0.56% to 1,334.67 points; and the BlueTech Global Index rose 0.50% to 359.86 points. The TelBond 20 corporate bond index rose 0.08% to 343.75 points. Trading turnover was NIS 548.1 million.

On the foreign currency market, the Bank of Israel set the shekel-dollar representative rate down 0.341% at NIS 3.506/$ on Friday and set the shekel-euro rate down 0.233% at 4.326/€.

On the market, Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE:CEL; TASE:CEL) rose 4.19% for the biggest rise on the Tel Aviv 35 Index and Partner Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTNR; TASE: PTNR) rose 3.92%. Airport City Ltd. (TASE:ARPT) rose 3.23% and Melisron Ltd. (TASE: MLSR) rose 1.93%. Israel Discount Bank (TASE: DSCT) rose 2.22% and Delek Drilling LP (TASE: DEDR.L) rose 2.09%. Strauss Group Ltd. (TASE:STRS) rose 2.30% and NICE Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: NICE; TASE: NICE) rose 1.82%.

Opko Health Inc. (NYSE: OPK; TASE: OPK) fell 2.65% for the biggest fall on the Tel Aviv 35 Index and Perrigo Company (NYSE:PRGO; TASE:PRGO) fell 1.10%. Frutarom Industries Ltd. (TASE: FRUT; LSE:FRUT; OTCBB:FRUTF) fell 0.84%.

Bank Leumi (TASE: LUMI) rose 0.05% on the day's biggest trading turnover.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on April 15, 2018

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