Shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange resumed their steep declines today led by the big banks. The Tel Aviv 35 Index fell 3.88%, to 1,182.61 points; the Tel Aviv 125 Index fell 3.99%, to 1,115.46 points; and the BlueTech Global Index fell 1.85%, to 276.96 points. The TelBond 20 corporate bond index fell 1.90%, to 323.56 points. Turnover was very high for a Sunday, totaling NIS 1.33 billion in equities and NIS 3.93 billion in bonds.
On the foreign exchange market, the representative shekel-dollar rate was set 2.335% lower on Friday, at NIS 3.597/$, and the representative shekel-euro rate was set 2.661% lower, at NIS 3.871/€.
On the market, Delek Group Ltd. (TASE: DLEKG) fell 20.68% for the biggest fall on the Tel Aviv 35 Index today. Bank Hapoalim (TASE: POLI) fell 8.22% on the day's biggest trading turnover. Bank Leumi (TASE: LUMI) fell 5.36%, Israel Discount Bank (TASE: DSCT) fell 6.55%, and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank (TASE:MZTF) fell 9.18%. Opko Health Inc. (NYSE: OPK; TASE: OPK) fell 15.44% and Perrigo Company (NYSE:PRGO; TASE:PRGO) fell 11.20%. <ahref="http://www.icl-group.com/" target="new">Israel Chemicals (TASE: ICL: NYSE: ICL) fell 3.71%.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) rose 8.57% for the biggest rise on the Tel Aviv 35 Index today. NICE Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: NICE; TASE: NICE) rose 6.15%, Fattal Holdings (TASE: FTAL) rose 4.04% and Energean Oil & Gas plc (LSE: ENOG: TASE: ENOG) rose 7%.
Published by Globes, Israel business news - en.globes.co.il - on March 22, 2020
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