Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.27%

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Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.27%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Communication , Banking and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 fell 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE: BEZQ ), which rose 1.97% or 4.7 points to trade at 242.7 at the close. Melisron (TASE: MLSR ) added 1.63% or 300 points to end at 18700 and Delek Drilling LP (TASE: DEDRp ) was up 1.46% or 15 points to 1045 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TASE: ICL ), which lost 2.39% or 45 points to trade at 1840 in late trade. Israel Discount Bank Ltd (TASE: DSCT ) declined 2.06% or 29.0 points to end at 1380.0 and Israel Corp (TASE: ILCO ) shed 2.01% or 1640 points to 80000.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 213 to 175 and 27 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.10% or 0.05 to $51.73 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.21% or 0.13 to hit $60.76 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.72% or 9.65 to trade at $1343.25 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.21% to 3.5956, while EUR/ILS rose 0.50% to 4.0626.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 96.787.

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