Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 1.34%

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Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 1.34% – Israel equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Communication , Oil & Gas and Biomed sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 fell 1.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Israel Discount Bank Ltd (TA: DSCT ), which rose 1.15% or 16.0 points to trade at 1402.0 at the close. Poalim (TA: POLI ) added 0.92% or 24 points to end at 2645 and Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TA: TSEM ) was up 0.78% or 51 points to 6551 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Perrigo (TA: PRGO ), which lost 8.14% or 1510 points to trade at 17030 in late trade. ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TA: ICL ) declined 3.05% or 60 points to end at 1905 and OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ) shed 2.88% or 25 points to 855.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 266 to 129 and 32 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.71% or 0.45 to $63.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.99% or 0.71 to hit $72.25 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 3.85 to trade at $1285.35 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.16% to 3.6023, while EUR/ILS rose 0.03% to 4.0387.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 97.273.

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