The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) fell today. The Tel Aviv 25 Index fell 0.23% to 1,198.56 points, the Tel Aviv 100 Index dipped 0.02% to 1,095.01 points, but the BlueTech 50 Index rose 0.84% to 323.68 points. Turnover was NIS 461.6 million.
The leading TASE indices fell today, despite gains on European markets and on Wall Street on Friday.
In the foreign currency market, options pointed to a 0.08% gain in the shekel-dollar exchange rate, compared with Friday's representative rate, to NIS 3.591/$, and to a 0.46% gain in the shekel-euro exchange rate to NIS 4.811/€.
In the bond market, government Shahar unlinked shekel bonds rose by up to 0.5% and CPI-linked Galil bonds rose by up to 0.6%. The corporate bond benchmark Tel-Bond 20 Index rose 0.29%.
In the stock market, Israel Corporation (TASE: ILCO) fell 1.1%. During the session, the share price fell 99%, apparently because of a technical error by a market maker, which was quickly corrected. Subsidiary Israel Chemicals Ltd. (TASE: ICL) fell 0.8% on the day's biggest turnover of NIS 26 million.
Osem Investments Ltd. (TASE: OSEM) fell 0.9%, after publishing its financials.
Bank Leumi (TASE: LUMI) fell 1.2% and Bank Hapoalim (TASE: POLI) fell 0.9%, dragging the Banking Index down 0.9%.
Perrigo Company (NYSE:PRGO; TASE:PRGO) rose 1.4% for the biggest gain among Tel Aviv 25 shares, and Gazit-Globe Ltd. (NYSE: GZT; TASE: GZT) fell 1.5%, for the biggest loss on the index.
On the Tel Aviv 100 Index, Compugen Ltd. (Nasdaq: CGEN; TASE: CGEN) rose 7.8%, to complete an 80% gain since the beginning of the month, helping boost the Biomed Index 2.5%. Avgol Nonwoven Industries Ltd. (TASE:AVGL) fell 4.8%, after publishing its financials, and announcing an investment in a new production line Russia and the resignation of its CEO.
Elsewhere in the market, Hamashbir 365 Holdings Ltd. (TASE:MSAH) rose 50.6%, after announcing an investment in the company, and Mazor Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: MZOR; TASE:MZOR) rose 8.5% on a positive arbitrage gap.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on August 25, 2013
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