Most of the indices showed modest gains, Tuesday morning at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Shortly before noon, the TA Composite Index stood at 1,082.62, up .28 percent from Monday's close, while the same percentage gain meant a posting of 1,079.60 by the TA 100, including a quarter of a percent rise to 1,198.18 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 stood at 971.63, up .24 percent.
Leading the gainers was the biomed index, which advanced .49 percent to 861.65, while the rest of the technology issues stood at 313.67, down .15 percent. The real-estate stocks gained .48 percent to 350.81, while the oil and natural-gas index stood at 1,121.92, up .27 percent. The communications issues rose .15 percent to 563.42, followed by the insurance stocks, which stood at 1,344.04, up .07 percent, countering the bank index's .07 percent slip to 1,132.48 as the financial institutions finished the morning at 1,107.09, down .08 percent.