Israel stocks lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.33%

0 – Israel stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the BankingFinancials and Insurance sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 declined 0.33% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TASE:OPK), which rose 2.67% or 13 points to trade at 516 at the close. Meanwhile, Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd (TASE:ALHE) added 1.97% or 109 points to end at 5628 and Amot Investments Ltd (TASE:AMOT) was up 1.40% or 35 points to 2543 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Delek Group (TASE:DLEKG), which fell 2.93% or 1770 points to trade at 58630 at the close. Liveperson (TASE:LPSN) declined 2.49% or 320 points to end at 12520 and Isramco Negev 2 LP (TASE:ISRAp) was down 2.15% or 1.3 points to 59.3.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 240 to 151 and 37 ended unchanged.

Shares in Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd (TASE:ALHE) rose to all time highs; up 1.97% or 109 to 5628.

Crude oil for February delivery was down 1.19% or 0.75 to $62.52 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 1.36% or 0.94 to hit $67.97 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.29% or 4.55 to trade at $1573.35 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was down 0.30% to 3.4642, while EUR/ILS fell 0.76% to 3.8607.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.36% at 96.697.

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