Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 2.06%

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Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 2.06%
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Investing.com – Israel equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Insurance , Financials and Banking sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 lost 2.06% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ), which rose 0.99% or 9 points to trade at 952 at the close. Israel Corp (TA: ILCO ) added 0.02% or 20 points to end at 90520 and Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd (TA: ALHE ) was unchanged 0.00% or 0 points to 3445 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Israel Discount Bank Ltd (TA: DSCT ), which lost 4.17% or 50.0 points to trade at 1150.0 in late trade. Phoenix Holdings Ltd (TA: PHOE1 ) declined 4.00% or 80 points to end at 1920 and Mizrahi Tefahot (TA: MZTF ) shed 3.99% or 250 points to 6020.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 337 to 68 and 14 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 2.24% or 1.02 to $44.57 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 1.70% or 0.92 to hit $53.18 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.87% or 11.00 to trade at $1269.10 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.09% to 3.7711, while EUR/ILS rose 0.43% to 4.3025.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.43% at 96.040.

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