The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened the trading week, Sunday, with a slight loss in mixed trading. The TA Composite Index opened with a sharp drop in the first hour or two and worked its way up to close at 1,081.23, down .01 percent, while the TA 100 declined .06 percent to 1,080.21, including a .13-percent loss to 1,203.01 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 rose .85 percent to 950.21.
Leading the gainers was most of the technology index, which advanced .79 percent to 308.30, while the biomed issues lost .15 percent to 852.65. The insurance stocks stood at 1,316.80, up .51 percent, as the financial institutions finished the day at 1,106.66, up .16 percent, reflecting a decline of .11 percent to 1,153.08 by the bank index. The Ma'ala organization's socially-responsible companies stood at 969.32, up .23 percent, and the communications stocks gained .19 percent to end the day at 573.49. The real-estate index edged up .09 percent to 341.68, while the oil and natural-gas issues fell .88 percent to 1,137.06.