Most of the indices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange posted modest to moderate gains, Sunday, the first day of a trading week that will be truncated by the Rosh Hashanah Jewish New Year that starts on Wednesday evening. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,089.95, up .39 percent, while the TA 100 rose .33 percent to 1,085.23, including a gain of .57 percent to 1,185.11 for the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 stood at 1,006.24, up 1.71 percent.
Leading the gainers was the oil and natural-gas index, which climbed 1.69 percent to 1,201.87, followed by the insurance index, which stood at 1.374.63, up 1.56 percent as the financial institutions finished the day at 1,124.49, up 1.18 percent, including an advance of .41 percent to 1,133.61 by the bank stocks. The biomed index gained .32 percent to 967.45 while the rest of the technology issues declined .37 percent to 322.57. The real-estate stocks closed at 353.31, up .29 percent, and the communications index slipped .19 percent to 676.19.