Israel stocks lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.92%


At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 fell 0.92%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Bank Hapoalim (TASE:POLI), which rose 1.37% or 43.00 points to trade at 3,193.00 at the close. Meanwhile, First International Bank of Israel Ltd (TASE:FIBI) added 1.36% or 170.00 points to end at 12,650.00 and Airport City Ltd (TASE:ARPT) was up 1.12% or 52.00 points to 4,690.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were OPC Energy Ltd (TASE:OPCE), which fell 5.36% or 159.00 points to trade at 2,810.00 at the close. Energix (TASE:ENRG) declined 4.27% or 45.00 points to end at 1,010.00 and ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TASE:ICL) was down 3.89% or 95.00 points to 2,345.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 246 to 206 and 32 ended unchanged.

Shares in OPC Energy Ltd (TASE:OPCE) fell to 52-week lows; down 5.36% or 159.00 to 2,810.00. Shares in ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TASE:ICL) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.89% or 95.00 to 2,345.00.

Crude oil for May delivery was down 2.94% or 2.01 to $66.93 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 2.99% or 2.23 to hit $72.47 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 3.68% or 70.70 to trade at $1,993.70 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.26% to 3.67, while EUR/ILS rose 0.85% to 3.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.55% at 103.52.


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