The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened for the week's second day of trading, Monday, with modest losses in mixed trading. About 20 minutes into the session, the TA Composite Index stood at 1,085.91, down .09 percent, while the TA 100 slipped a tenth of a percent to 1,090.61, with the same percentage loss meaning a posting of 1,233.29 for the Maof 25 most-widely-held issues. The 50 stocks just outside the TA 100 rose .06 percent to 431.49.
Leading the gainers was the communications and media index, which stood at 542.12, up .26 percent, followed by the biomed issues, which advanced .21 percent to 830.98, while the rest of the technology stocks stood at 344.52, down a quarter of a percent. The oil and natural-gas index rose .19 percent to 1,186.85, followed by the real-estate issues, which stood at 302.60, up .13 percent. The bank stocks slipped .03 percent to 1,131.15, bringing the financial institutions to 1.060.71, down .15 percent, including a two-tenths of a percent decline to 1,189.74 by the insurance index.