The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange recorded modest losses in mixed trading on Sunday. The TA Composite Index finished the first day of the trading week at 976.72, down six tenths of a percent, while the TA 100 declined .64 percent to 984.63, including a .63 percent drop to 1,076.61 by the Maof 25 most-widely-invested issues. The 50 stocks just outside the TA 100 rose .23 percent to 354.92.
Leading the gainers was the communications and media index, which jumped 2.44 percent to 397.60, while the Ma'ala organization's Social Responsibility Index closed at 715.05, up .64 percent and the real-estate issues advanced .14 percent to 257.40. The bank stocks slipped .02 percent to 872.57, as the financial institutions finished the day at 788.33, down .06 percent, including a .22 percent decline by the insurance index. The biomed issues slipped .08 percent to 735.35, while the rest of the technology stocks closed at 356.27, down 1.85 percent. The oil and natural gas stocks declined 1.1 percent to 1,017.63.