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.