Sun: TASE begins week lower

Teva, ICL and the banks led the TASE down today as NICE Systems bucked the market.

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange fell today. The Tel Aviv 35 Index fell 0.97%, to 1,673.12 points; the Tel Aviv 125 Index fell 0.81%, to 1,747.28 points; and the BlueTech Global Index fell 0.19% to 572.87 points. The All Bond corporate bond index fell 0.05% to 385.93 points. Turnover totaled NIS 714.3 million in equities and NIS 2.86 billion in bonds.

On the foreign exchange market, the Bank of Israel set the representative shekel-dollar rate up 0.153% on Friday, at NIS 3.265/$, and the representative shekel-euro rate was set 0.039% lower, at NIS 3.889/€.

On the market, Liveperson (Nasdaq: LPSN; TASE: LPSN) rose 8.14% for the biggest rise on the Tel Aviv 35 Index and NICE-Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: NICE; TASE:NICE) rose 5.01%. Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Co. Ltd. (TASE: BEZQ) rose 3.30% and Shikun & Binui Holdings Ltd. (TASE: SKBN) rose 3.41% on news of a major new deal in North Dakota.

ICL (TASE: ICL: NYSE: ICL) fell 4% for the biggest fall on the Tel Aviv 35 index today. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) fell 2.62% and Perrigo Company (NYSE:PRGO; TASE:PRGO) fell 3.70%. Energean Oil & Gas plc (LSE: ENOG; TASE: ENOG) fell 3.43%.

Bank Leumi (TASE: LUMI) fell 2.02% on the day's biggest trading turnover. Bank Hapoalim (TASE: POLI) fell 2.04%, Israel Discount Bank (TASE: DSCT) fell 2.51% and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank (TASE:MZTF) fell 2.52%.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - - on June 20, 2021

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