The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened, Monday morning, slightly up in mixed trading. The TA composite index rose .01 percent to 991.77 in the first 20 minutes of business, while the same .01 percent increase made for a 1,000.54 posting by the TA 100, including a .05 percent gain to 1,115.86 by the Maof 25 most-widely-invested issues. The 50 stocks just outside the TA 100 rose a tenth of a percent to 353.19.
Leading the gainers were the communications stocks, which rose 1.13 percent to 776.97, followed by the banking index at 977.06, up .46 percent, as the financial index rose .18 percent to 895.15, despite a .56 loss by the insurance stocks to 1,014.33. The Ma'ala social-concern index stood at 822.84, up .24 percent, while the real estate index rose .11 percent to 270.41. Biomed stocks rose .05 percent to 723.87 while the rest of the technology index stood at 277.18, down .19 percent. The oil and natural gas stocks slipped a tenth of a percent to 1,155.99.