Israel stocks lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 1.09%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 lost 1.09%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:BEZQ), which rose 6.18% or 20.6 points to trade at 354.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Ormat Technologies (TASE:ORA) added 0.91% or 220 points to end at 24320 and Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) was up 0.87% or 100 points to 11570 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Israel Corp (TASE:ILCO), which fell 5.45% or 2250 points to trade at 39000 at the close. Airport City Ltd (TASE:ARPT) declined 4.77% or 218 points to end at 4352 and Azrieli Group Ltd (TASE:AZRG) was down 4.26% or 750 points to 16860.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 279 to 103 and 26 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:BEZQ) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 6.18% or 20.6 to 354.0. Shares in Azrieli Group Ltd (TASE:AZRG) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.26% or 750 to 16860.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 1.19% or 0.43 to $36.69 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.73% or 0.67 to hit $39.40 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.56% or 9.65 to trade at $1727.65 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.39% to 3.4887, while EUR/ILS rose 0.73% to 3.9367.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 96.862.

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