The main indices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange fell sharply again today spooked by the spread of coronavirus. The Tel Aviv 35 Index fell 1.42% to 1,661.25 points, the Tel Aviv 125 Index fell 1.67% to 1,597.06 points and the BlueTech Global Index fell 0.18% to 412.34 points. The TelBond 20 corporate bond index fell 0.18% to 367.84 points. Turnover totaled NIS 2.59 billion in equities and NIS 4.28 billion in bonds.
On the foreign exchange market today, the Bank of Israel set the representative shekel-dollar rate up 0.380% from Friday at NIS 3.437/$, and the representative shekel-euro rate was set up 0.489% at NIS 3.721/€. On the market, Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services Ltd. (TASE: HARL) fell 4.67% for the biggest fall on the Tel Aviv 35 Index today. Delek Group Ltd. (TASE: DLEKG) fell 4.65% and Delek Drilling LP (TASE: DEDR.L) fell 4.26%. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) fell 0.59% and NICE Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: NICE; TASE: NICE) fell 2.68%. Fattal Holdings (1998) Ltd. (TASE: FTAL) fell 2.52%, Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT) fell 1.07% and Strauss Group Ltd. (TASE:STRS) fell 2.43%.
The big banks were also again in negative territory. Bank Leumi (TASE: LUMI) fell 1.20% on the day's biggest trading turnover, Bank Hapoalim (TASE: POLI) fell 1.21% and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank (TASE:MZTF) fell 2.11%.
Israel Chemicals (TASE: ICL: NYSE: ICL) rose 0.86% for the biggest rise on the Tel Aviv 35 index today and Perrigo Company (NYSE:PRGO; TASE:PRGO) rose 0.83%.
Published by Globes, Israel business news - en.globes.co.il - on February 24, 2020
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