Israel stocks lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.52%

Aug 09, 2018

Israel stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Biomed, Communication and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 fell 0.52%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Ormat Technologies (TA:ORA), which rose 9.06% or 1620 points to trade at 19500 at the close. Meanwhile, Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TA:ORL) added 5.84% or 10.0 points to end at 181.3 and Poalim (TA:POLI) was up 1.26% or 32 points to 2572 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Perrigo (TA:PRGO), which fell 7.82% or 2260 points to trade at 26640 at the close. Mizrahi Tefahot (TA:MZTF) declined 2.13% or 143 points to end at 6567 and Nice Ltd (TA:NICE) was down 2.04% or 830 points to 39780.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 226 to 138 and 32 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.13% or 0.09 to $67.03 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.39% or 0.28 to hit $72.56 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1221.60 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.23% to 3.6871, while EUR/ILS fell 0.09% to 4.2669.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 95.16.