The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange ended the trading week, Thursday, with modest losses in mixed trading. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,095.43, down .16 percent, while the TA 100 declined .19 percent to 1,096.43, including a .17-percent drop to 1,230.12 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 rose .08 percent to 927.08.
Leading the gainers was the banking index, which climbed .72 percent to 1,155.05, but it was almost offset by the insurance issues' .72-percent loss to 1,316.99 to leave the financial institutions with a gain of .04 percent to 1,112.82. The same percentage increase meant a posting of 956.88 by the Ma'ala organizations list of socially-responsible companies. The biomed stocks advanced .59 percent to 835.84, while the rest of the technology index stood at 313.40, down .45 percent, and the communications index edged up .09 percent to 574.29. The real-estate issues slipped .12 percent to 330.38 while the oil and natural-gas stocks fell .86 percent to 1,158.99.