The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened the holiday-shortened trading week, Sunday, with slight rises in mixed trading. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,095.56, up .01 percent, while the TA 100 slipped .03 percent to 1,096.08, despite a .02-percent hike to 1,230.35 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 rose .74 percent to 933.96.
Leading the gainers was most of the technology index, which climbed .82 percent to 315.96, while the biomed issues stood at 840.37, up .54 percent. The same percentage increase meant a posting of 962.01 for the Ma'ala organization's list of socially responsible companies and the communications stocks advanced .17 percent to 575.27. The real-estate index stood edged up .02 percent to 330.46 and the financial institutions finished the day at 1,112.88, up .01 percent, despite a drop of .04 percent to 1,316.48 by the insurance issues and a closing of 1,153.53 - down .13 percent, by the bank stocks. The oil and natural-gas index lost three tenths of a percent to 1,155.46.
The market will be closed for the Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays on Monday and Tuesday.