Most of the indices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange posted gains ranging from modest to moderate on Sunday, the first day of the trading week. The TA Composite Index closed at 1,285.31, up .35 percent, while the TA 100 rose .38 percent to 1,283.39, including a rise of .66 percent to 1,392.23 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 stood at 1,112.29, up .56 percent.
Leading the gainers was the communications index, which jumped 2.4 percent to 761.46. The bank issues stood at 1,319.40, up 1.32 percent as the financial institutions climbed 1.26 percent to 1,287.00, including an advance of 1.13 percent to 1,555.40 by the insurance stocks. The Maala organization's list of socially-responsible sustained-growth companies stood at 1,210.61, up 1.28 percent, while the oil and natural-gas index rose nine tenths of a percent to 1,321.28. Most of the technology issues stood at 366.27, up .41 percent, while the biomed stocks declined .97 percent to 1,167.82 and the real-estate index stood at 396.30, up .29 percent.