Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.23%

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Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.23% – Israel equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Biomed and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 lost 0.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ), which rose 1.69% or 23 points to trade at 1381 at the close. Airport City Ltd (TA: ARPT ) added 1.40% or 60 points to end at 4360 and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ) was up 1.25% or 5.1 points to 413.1 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ), which lost 4.34% or 349 points to trade at 7689 in late trade. Isramco Negev 2 LP (TA: ISRAp ) declined 2.32% or 1.0 points to end at 42.1 and Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TA: ORL ) shed 1.69% or 3.0 points to 174.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 209 to 191 and 22 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 2.82% or 2.03 to $69.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 2.27% or 1.85 to hit $79.56 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.12% or 1.50 to trade at $1229.50 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.14% to 3.6460, while EUR/ILS fell 0.25% to 4.2037.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 95.09.

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