Israel stocks lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.08%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 fell 0.08% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TASE:TEVA), which rose 2.66% or 78.00 points to trade at 3,006.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Kenon Holdings Ltd (TASE:KEN) added 2.47% or 450.00 points to end at 18,700.00 and Shikun & Binui (TASE:SKBN) was up 2.07% or 41.00 points to 2,021.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Liveperson (TASE:LPSN), which fell 4.65% or 362.00 points to trade at 7,426.00 at the close. Strauss Group (TASE:STRS) declined 2.62% or 250.00 points to end at 9,300.00 and ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TASE:ICL) was down 1.71% or 63.00 points to 3,629.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 254 to 232 and 42 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for June delivery was up 2.45% or 2.41 to $100.95 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 1.89% or 1.93 to hit $104.09 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.33% or 6.35 to trade at $1,902.35 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was up 0.37% to 3.29, while EUR/ILS unchanged 0.06% to 3.51.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 102.14.