The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened Tuesday trading with modest gains in mixed trading. About half an hour into the session, the TA Composite Index stood at 1,085.81, up .09 percent, while the TA 100 rose .07 percent to 1,090.57 despite a .04-percent slip to 1,233.85 by the Maof 25 most-widely-invested issues. The 50 stocks just outside the TA 100 advanced .69 percent to 431.42.
The real-estate index stood at 301.53, up three tenths of a percent, followed by most of the technology stocks, which rose .29 percent to 345.50, while the biomed issues stood at 828.71, up .23 percent. The Ma'ala organization's list of socially-responsible companies advanced .27 percent to 893.47, followed by the financial institutions, which stood at 1,063.22, up .03 percent, despite a .03-percent decline by the insurance stocks to 1,182.83 and a .07-percent slip to 1,141.50 by the bank index. The communications and media issues stood at 535.60, down .26 percent, just ahead of the oil and natural-gas stocks, which fell .27 percent to 1,184.34.