The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened, Monday, with modest gains in mixed trading. Around 11:00 a.m., the TA Composite Index stood at 1,261.35, up .18 percent from Sunday's close, while the same percentage increase meant a posting of 1,262.32 for the TA 100, including a gain of .16 percent to 1,399.54 by the TA 25 most-widely-invested issues. The stocks outside the TA 100 stood at 1,072.50, up .13 percent.
Leading the gainers was the real-estate index, which rose .47 percent to 390.99, followed by the Ma'ala organization's list of socially-responsible sustained-growth companies, which stood at 1,165.12, up .26, while the same percentage increase meant an average posting of 341.66 for most of the technology issues, and the biomed stocks declined four tenths of a percent to 936.87. The bank index stood at 1,331.62, up .19 percent, as the financial institutions slipped .11 percent to 1,276.97, reflecting a drop of .15 percent to 1,499.98 by the insurance issues. The oil and natural-gas stocks were unchanged at 1,358.03 and the communications index stood at 798.76, down .77 percent.