Investing.com – Israel stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Real Estate, Biomed and Technology sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 fell 0.69%.
The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Phoenix Holdings Ltd (TASE:PHOE1), which rose 2.62% or 99.00 points to trade at 3,879.00 at the close. Meanwhile, First International Bank of Israel Ltd (TASE:FIBI) added 2.04% or 300.00 points to end at 15,020.00 and Leumi (TASE:LUMI) was up 2.02% or 64.00 points to 3,232.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Azrieli Group Ltd (TASE:AZRG), which fell 8.87% or 2,300.00 points to trade at 23,620.00 at the close. Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd (TASE:ALHE) declined 7.62% or 330.00 points to end at 4,001.00 and Ashtrom Group Ltd (TASE:ASHG) was down 7.05% or 527.00 points to 6,950.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by 318 to 156 and 37 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 4.68% or 3.79 to $77.16 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 4.37% or 3.86 to hit $84.50 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 3.50 to trade at $1,743.40 a troy ounce.
USD/ILS was down 1.05% to 3.43, while EUR/ILS fell 0.51% to 3.55.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.75% at 106.31.