Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 1.31%

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Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 1.31%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were lower at the close on Sunday, as losses in the Insurance , Financials and Biomed sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 declined 1.31% 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 1.69% or 15 points to trade at 906 at the close. Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd (TA: ALHE ) added 1.67% or 67 points to end at 4077 and Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TA: ORL ) was up 1.40% or 2.5 points to 181.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ), which lost 4.17% or 11.3 points to trade at 259.7 in late trade. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ) declined 3.61% or 220 points to end at 5870 and Perrigo (TA: PRGO ) shed 3.07% or 540 points to 17060.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 291 to 93 and 31 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.68% or 1.01 to $58.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $66.75 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $1318.70 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.06% to 3.6197, while EUR/ILS rose 0.08% to 4.0955.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 96.097.

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