The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened the trading week, Sunday, with modest losses in mixed trading. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,063.62, down .12 percent, while the TA 100 slipped .15 percent to 1,075.63, including a tenth of a percent drop to 1,215.62 by the Maof 25 most-widely-invested issues. The 50 stocks just outside the TA 100 rose .34 percent to 376.72.
The communications and media index led the gainers, jumping 3.72 percent to 504.62, followed by the real-estate issues, which finished the day at 276.67, up 1.25 percent. The Ma'ala organization's socially-responsible stocks advanced .98 percent to 816.07 and the bank index closed at 1,070.77, up six tenths of a percent as the financial institutions rose .41 percent to 946.74, including a .03-percent gain to 967.86 by the insurance stocks. The biomed index slipped .09 percent to 754.78, while the rest of the technology issues lost three quarters of a point to 352.79. The oil and natural-gas stocks slumped 1.94 percent to 1,050.80.