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%
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 declined 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Fattal 1998 Holdings Ltd (TA: FATTAL ), which rose 1.12% or 460 points to trade at 41430 at the close. Ormat Technologies (TA: ORA ) added 1.12% or 220 points to end at 19900 and Delek Drilling LP (TA: DEDRp ) was up 1.02% or 11 points to 1091 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ), which lost 4.25% or 19.0 points to trade at 428.0 in late trade. Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA: TSEM ) declined 2.31% or 129 points to end at 5445 and ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA: ICL ) shed 1.95% or 43 points to 2165.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 214 to 165 and 28 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.93% or 0.51 to $54.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.57% or 0.36 to hit $63.12 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.01% or 0.10 to trade at $1228.10 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.29% to 3.7382, while EUR/ILS rose 0.52% to 4.2641.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 96.395.

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