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Israel stocks lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 3.23%

25/08/2019 16:30:00 Stock Market
Israel stocks were lower after the close on Sunday, as losses in the Communication, Technology and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 fell 3.23% to hit a new 1-month low.The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Fattal 1998 Holdings Ltd (TASE:FATTAL), which rose 3.47% or 1680 points to trade at 50060 at the close. Meanwhile, Shufersal (TASE:SAE) fell 1.46% or 36 points to end at 2424 and Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd (TASE:ALHE) was down 1.74% or 89 points to 5019 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were OPKO Health Inc (TASE:OPK), which fell 6.72% or 47 points to trade at 648 at the close. Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd (TASE:BEZQ) declined 5.44% or 13.0 points to end at 226.0 and Perrigo (TASE:PRGO) was down 5.29% or 900 points to 16110.Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 337 to 59 and 24 ended unchanged. Crude oil for October delivery was down 2.53% or 1.40 to $53.95 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $58.80 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.87% or 28.25 to trade at $1536.75 a troy ounce. USD/ILS was down 0.16% to 3.5093, while EUR/ILS rose 0.46% to 3.9116. The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.52% at 97.550.