Israel Discount Bank Ltd. (DSCT), the country’s third-largest lender by assets, jumped the most in almost two years after first-quarter profit almost doubled as provisions for doubtful debt declined.
The shares advanced 5 percent, the most since September 2009, to 6.859 shekels at the 4:30 p.m. close in Tel Aviv.
Net income rose to 278 million shekels ($81 million) from 143 million shekels a year earlier, the Tel Aviv-based bank said today, topping the 211 million-shekel median estimate of three analysts on Bloomberg.
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