Most of the indices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange finished the first day of trading, Sunday, with modest gains. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,083.29, up .04 percent, while the TA 100 rose .03 percent to 1,089.90, including a .19-percent hike to 1,232.35 by the Maof 25 most-widely-invested issues. The 50 stocks just outside the TA 100 advanced .64 percent to 419.90.
The communications and media index led the sectors, climbing 1.51 percent to 554.55, followed by the Ma'ala organization's socially-responsible companies, which finished the day at 900.50, up .76 percent. The financial institutions rose .74 percent to 1.046.13; the bank issues closing at 1.131.91, up .73 percent, and the insurance stocks rising .11 percent to 1.160.22. The oil and natural-gas index finished the day at 1,155.96, up .35, followed by the real-estate issues, which rose .23 percent to 302.01. The bio-med stocks closed at 803.70, up .04 percent, while the rest of the technology index fell .99 percent to 351.75.