Prices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange were slightly higher, Monday morning, as the bourse opened with mixed trading. About half an hour into the session the TA Composite Index stood at 1,061.01, up .02 percent, while the same percentage gain meant a posting of 1,063.28 for the TA 100, despite a .03-percent drop to 1,194.87 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The 50 stocks just outside the TA 100 advanced .14 percent to 444.63.
Leading the gainers was the real-estate index, which rose .49 percent to 315.73, followed by the Ma'ala organization's list of socially responsible companies, which stood at 897.06, up .35 percent. The bank issues advanced .28 percent to 1,139.14 as the financial institutions stood at 1,079.61, up .17 percent, despite a .21-percent loss by the insurance stocks. Most of the technology index edged up .04 percent to 327.49, while the biomed issues slipped .07 percent to 842.75. The communications stocks stood at 499.12, down .27 percent, while the oil and natural-gas index declined four tenths of a percent to 1,110.24.