Israel stocks lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 2.09%

Investing.com – Israel stocks were lower after the close on Sunday, as losses in the Insurance, Biomed and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 lost 2.09%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TASE:ORL), which rose 1.23% or 1.2 points to trade at 98.4 at the close. Meanwhile, Poalim (TASE:POLI) added 1.20% or 27 points to end at 2275 and Strauss Group (TASE:STRS) was up 0.53% or 52 points to 9932 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TASE:TEVA), which fell 6.59% or 253 points to trade at 3586 at the close. Israel Corp (TASE:ILCO) declined 6.22% or 2800 points to end at 42200 and Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) was down 5.87% or 491 points to 7871.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 281 to 97 and 36 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for June delivery was up 4.56% or 0.86 to $19.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.49% or 0.13 to hit $26.61 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.95% or 16.05 to trade at $1710.25 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.65% to 3.5070, while EUR/ILS rose 0.86% to 3.8506.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 99.097.