Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.79%

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Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.79% – Israel equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Communication , Technology and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 declined 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Israel Corp (TA: ILCO ), which rose 3.63% or 2160 points to trade at 61680 at the close. Azrieli Group Ltd (TA: AZRG ) added 1.81% or 340 points to end at 19110 and Amot Investments Ltd (TA: AMOT ) was up 1.33% or 28 points to 2128 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA: TSEM ), which lost 3.16% or 390 points to trade at 11940 in late trade. Mylan NV (TA: MYL ) declined 2.72% or 420 points to end at 15000 and Harel (TA: HARL ) shed 2.33% or 65 points to 2719.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 293 to 114 and 16 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.54% or 0.34 to $63.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.22% or 0.15 to hit $68.97 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.46% or 6.10 to trade at $1319.80 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.51% to 3.4249, while EUR/ILS fell 0.11% to 4.1046.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.39% at 91.87.

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