The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened the trading week, Sunday, with modest losses in mixed trading. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,104.14, down .52 percent, with the same percentage loss meaning a posting of 1,102.09 for the TA 100, including a decline of .76 percent to 1,222.60 for the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 ended the day at 984.63, down .43 percent.
Leading the gainers was the real-estate index, which rose eight tenths of a percent to 361.61, followed by the communications issues, which advanced .71 percent to 550.66. The biomed stocks gained .55 percent to 867.49, while the rest of the technology index fell 1.22 percent to 320.30. The oil and natural-gas issues stood at 1,151.74, up .51 percent. Worst hit among the rest of the indices was the Ma'ala organization's list of socially responsible sustained growth companies, which lost nine tenths of a percent to 1,001.73, followed by the bank stocks, which stood at 1,171.52, down .69 percent as the financial institutions finished the day at 1,153.51, down .24 percent, including a drop of .22 percent to 1,422.32 by the insurance index.