Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.72%

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Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.72% – Israel equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Biomed , Technology and Insurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 lost 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Partner (TA: PTNR ), which rose 3.95% or 55 points to trade at 1447 at the close. Delek Group (TA: DLEKG ) added 2.19% or 1110 points to end at 51720 and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ) was up 1.74% or 6.4 points to 375.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Azrieli Group Ltd (TA: AZRG ), which lost 2.66% or 480 points to trade at 17540 in late trade. Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TA: ORL ) declined 2.63% or 5.0 points to end at 185.0 and OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ) shed 2.44% or 48 points to 1918.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 225 to 143 and 33 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 3.55% or 2.38 to $64.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 2.70% or 1.96 to hit $70.50 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 1.23% or 14.80 to trade at $1185.90 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.19% to 3.6893, while EUR/ILS fell 0.08% to 4.1735.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 96.78.

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