Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 5.06%

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Israel shares lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 5.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Israel equities were lower at the close on Sunday, as losses in the Biomed , Technology and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 declined 5.06% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the TA 35 were Ormat Technologies (TA: ORA ), which fell 0.77% or 150 points to trade at 19430 at the close. Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TA: BEZQ ) fell 1.08% or 4.0 points to end at 365.0 and Paz Oil (TA: PZOL ) was down 1.23% or 680 points to 54470 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Perrigo (TA: PRGO ), which lost 28.76% or 5780 points to trade at 14320 in late trade. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TA: TEVA ) declined 7.95% or 490 points to end at 5670 and OPKO Health Inc (TA: OPK ) shed 7.55% or 77 points to 943.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 392 to 15 and 17 ended unchanged on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 1.02% or 0.47 to $45.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $54.10 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.71% or 8.95 to trade at $1258.95 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.06% to 3.7678, while EUR/ILS fell 0.04% to 4.2836.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.79% at 96.483.

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