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

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 lost 2.09% to hit a new 6-months low.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Elbit Systems Ltd (TASE:ESLT), which rose 4.32% or 2,850.00 points to trade at 68,850.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Tower Semiconductor Ltd (TASE:TSEM) added 0.75% or 120.00 points to end at 16,100.00 and Israel Corp (TASE:ILCO) was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 points to 166,000.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Maytronics (TASE:MTRN), which fell 8.23% or 488.00 points to trade at 5,440.00 at the close. Israel Discount Bank Ltd (TASE:DSCT) declined 5.01% or 94.00 points to end at 1,781.00 and OPKO Health Inc (TASE:OPK) was down 4.94% or 43.40 points to 835.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 445 to 52 and 25 ended unchanged.

Shares in OPKO Health Inc (TASE:OPK) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.94% or 43.40 to 835.00.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.48% or 0.58 to $121.25 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.54% or 0.66 to hit $122.67 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 2.21% or 41.50 to trade at $1,834.00 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 1.73% to 3.45, while EUR/ILS rose 1.08% to 3.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.69% at 104.74.