Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.44%
Investing.com – Israel equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Banking , Financials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 fell 0.44%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ), which rose 3.06% or 38 points to trade at 1281 at the close. Perrigo (TA: PRGO ) added 1.85% or 430 points to end at 23640 and Nice Ltd (TA: NICE ) was up 0.87% or 370 points to 42800 in late trade.
Biggest losers included ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA: ICL ), which lost 2.77% or 62 points to trade at 2174 in late trade. Israel Corp (TA: ILCO ) declined 1.73% or 1900 points to end at 108000 and Harel (TA: HARL ) shed 1.67% or 49 points to 2882.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 197 to 191 and 25 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 2.51% or 1.26 to $51.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.40% or 0.83 to hit $59.92 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.29% or 3.60 to trade at $1233.40 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was down 0.22% to 3.7106, while EUR/ILS fell 0.01% to 4.2251.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 96.710.
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