Daily Israel Report
17:27
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News Brief

  3/17/2013, Nisan 6, 5773

Tel Aviv Stocks Down Slightly in Mixed Trading


The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened the trading week, Sunday, with modest losses in mixed trading. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,100.13, down four tenths of a percent, while the TA 100 declined .37 percent to 1,100.05, including a .45-percent drop to 1,234.95 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The 50 stocks just outside the TA 100 finished the day at 477.30, down .99 percent.

Leading the gainers was the oil and natural-gas index, which rose .82 percent to 1,141.44, followed by the communications issues, which closed at 521.21, up .64 percent. The bank stocks advanced three tenths of a percent to 1,167.63 as the financial institutions stood at 1.119.44, up .07 percent, including a .06-percent gain to 1,288.34 by the insurance index. The real-estate issues closed at 324.34, up .15 percent, while the biomed stocks lost seven tenths of a percent to 847.52 and the rest of the technology index finished the day at 323.36, down 1.18 percent.