The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange finished the first day of the trading week, Sunday, with most of the indices recording modest losses in low-volume trading. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,058.73, down four tenths of a percent, while the TA 100 declined .43 percent to 1,067.30, including a .28-percent drop to 1,208.12 by the Maof 25 most-widely-invested issues. The 50 stocks just outside the TA 100 rose .54 percent to 392.34.
The communications and media index climbed 1.19 percent to 520.26, while the Ma'ala organization's socially-responsible companies finished the day at 846.84, up .21 percent. The financial institutions edged up .01 percent to 992.43, despite a .12-percent slip to 1,080.83 by the bank issues and a closing post of 1,084.68, down .23 percent, by the insurance stocks. Most of the technology index was unchanged at 340.32, while the biomed issues declined .57 percent to 767.74. The real-estate stocks closed at 286.15, down a fifth of a percent, while the oil and natural-gas index declined .59 percent to 1,089.75.