Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 1.04%

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Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 1.04% – Israel equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Insurance and Communication sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 declined 1.04% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ), which rose 3.84% or 49 points to trade at 1325 at the close. Fattal 1998 Holdings Ltd (TA: FATTAL ) added 3.59% or 1410.00 points to end at 40700.00 and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ) was up 1.22% or 5.0 points to 414.9 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA: TSEM ), which lost 3.54% or 265 points to trade at 7230 in late trade. Ormat Technologies (TA: ORA ) declined 3.05% or 580 points to end at 18420 and Liveperson (TA: LPSN ) shed 2.54% or 203 points to 7780.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 303 to 87 and 20 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 1.83% or 1.34 to $71.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 2.06% or 1.71 to hit $81.38 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 2.19% or 26.10 to trade at $1219.50 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.03% to 3.6333, while EUR/ILS rose 0.40% to 4.2002.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 94.96.

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