Israel stocks lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 1.65%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 declined 1.65%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Maytronics (TASE:MTRN), which rose 2.77% or 163.00 points to trade at 6,049.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:BEZQ) added 1.62% or 8.70 points to end at 545.00 and Elbit Systems Ltd (TASE:ESLT) was up 1.60% or 1,140.00 points to 72,610.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Liveperson (TASE:LPSN), which fell 5.92% or 485.00 points to trade at 7,706.00 at the close. OPKO Health Inc (TASE:OPK) declined 5.85% or 60.90 points to end at 980.00 and Ormat Technologies (TASE:ORA) was down 5.43% or 1,520.00 points to 26,480.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 410 to 87 and 30 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 1.97% or 2.04 to $101.75 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $106.15 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.81% or 15.70 to trade at $1,932.50 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.92% to 3.27, while EUR/ILS rose 0.58% to 3.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.51% at 101.13.