Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.32%

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Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.32%
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Investing.com – Israel equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Communication , Oil & Gas and Insurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 lost 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Melisron (TA: MLSR ), which rose 3.72% or 660 points to trade at 18400 at the close. Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd (TA: ALHE ) added 2.45% or 96 points to end at 4010 and Amot Investments Ltd (TA: AMOT ) was up 2.22% or 45 points to 2075 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ), which lost 7.10% or 20.7 points to trade at 271.0 in late trade. Delek Drilling LP (TA: DEDRp ) declined 2.48% or 28 points to end at 1100 and OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ) shed 1.97% or 18 points to 891.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 212 to 157 and 44 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.11% or 0.66 to $59.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.86% or 0.58 to hit $68.19 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.45% or 5.85 to trade at $1300.65 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.13% to 3.6109, while EUR/ILS rose 0.13% to 4.0982.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 95.938.

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