Israel stocks lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.29%

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At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 lost 0.29%.

The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Elbit Systems Ltd (TASE:ESLT), which rose 1.87% or 1,310.00 points to trade at 71,310.00 at the close. Meanwhile, First International Bank of Israel Ltd (TASE:FIBI) added 1.77% or 270.00 points to end at 15,560.00 and Bank Hapoalim (TASE:POLI) was up 1.70% or 58.00 points to 3,470.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Israel Corp (TASE:ILCO), which fell 5.29% or 9,050.00 points to trade at 162,000.00 at the close. Energean Oil & Gas PLC (TASE:ENOG) declined 5.27% or 283.00 points to end at 5,083.00 and ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd (TASE:ICL) was down 4.31% or 144.00 points to 3,200.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 254 to 242 and 30 ended unchanged.

Shares in First International Bank of Israel Ltd (TASE:FIBI) rose to all time highs; up 1.77% or 270.00 to 15,560.00.

Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.82% or 0.75 to $90.89 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.92% or 0.90 to hit $96.94 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 5.90 to trade at $1,730.40 a troy ounce.

USD/ILS was unchanged 0.05% to 3.33, while EUR/ILS rose 0.50% to 3.35.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 108.54.