The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange ended the first day of the trading week, Sunday, with modest gains in mixed trading, following a clerical error which caused a midday dive in shares of the Israel Corporation and the TA 25 and TA 100 indices. The Israel Corporation, which was down nearly three percent at one point, closed with a loss of 1.07 percent. The TA 25 most-widely-invested issues declined .23 percent to 1,198.56 as part of a .02-percent slip to 1,095.11 by the TA 100. With the stocks outside the TA 100 rising 1.12 percent to 1,019.78, the TA Composite Index finished the day at 1,099.58, up .05 percent.
Leading the gainers was the biomed index, which jumped 2.46 percent to 989.41, while the rest of the technology issues stood at 322.86, up .11 percent. The same percentage increase meant a posting of 1,235.27 for the oil and natural-gas stocks and the communications index rose .71 percent to 693.04. The insurance issues stood at 1,363.36, up .22 percent as the financial institutions lost .38 percent to 1,122.75, based on a drop of .89 percent to 1,136.88 by the bank stocks, and the real-estate index closed at 358.54, down .44 percent.