The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange ended the first day of the trading week, Sunday, with modest gains in mixed trading. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,082.04, up .27 percent, while the TA 100 rose .18 percent to 1,083.12, including a .16-percent hike to 1,212.35 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The 50 stocks just outside the TA 100 climbed 1.58 percent to 466.61.
The leading index was the Ma'ala organization's list of socially-responsible companies, which rose .53 percent to 923.21, followed by most of the technology issues, which stood at 332.13, up .44 percent, while the biomed stocks gained .38 percent to 859.69, and the real-estate index closed at 321.05, up .14 percent. The communications issues declined .41 percent to 500.90, while the insurance stocks lost three quarters of a percent to 1,257.48 as the financial institutions finished the day at 1,109.30, down .84 percent, including a 1.03-percent drop to 1,166.35 by the bank index. The oil and natural-gas issues fell 1.16 percent to 1,120.84.