Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 1.13%

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Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 1.13% – Israel equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Insurance , Biomed and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 fell 1.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Israel Corp (TASE: ILCO ), which rose 1.07% or 890 points to trade at 84100 at the close. Poalim (TASE: POLI ) added 0.42% or 11 points to end at 2632 and ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TASE: ICL ) was up 0.11% or 2 points to 1904 in late trade.

Biggest losers included OPKO Health Inc (TASE: OPK ), which lost 5.49% or 41 points to trade at 708 in late trade. Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TASE: TSEM ) declined 3.06% or 176 points to end at 5574 and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TASE: TEVA ) shed 3.04% or 128 points to 4076.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 261 to 123 and 39 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 5.31% or 3.26 to $58.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 4.78% or 3.39 to hit $67.60 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.87% or 11.05 to trade at $1285.25 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.02% to 3.6096, while EUR/ILS rose 0.22% to 4.0352.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 97.727.

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