The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange ended the trading week, Thursday with modest gains in mixed trading. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,276.25, up .23 percent from Wednesday's close, while the TA 100 rose .24 percent to 1,273.07, including a gain of .27 percent to 1,369.22 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 stood at 1,106.77, up .09 percent.
Leading the gainers was the insurance index, which advanced .21 percent to 1,533.10 as the financial institutions finished the day at 1,255.95, up .05 percent, reflecting a loss of .31 percent to 1,276.23 by the bank issues. Most of the technology stocks stood at 373.18, up .11 percent, while the biotech index slipped .01 percent to 1,181.77. The real-estate issues stood at 393.84, down .03 percent, while the oil and natural-gas stocks declined .28 percent to 1,276.45, and the communications index stood at 735.12, down 1.61 percent.