Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Trading Summary: December 20-24, 2015

Trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in the fourth trading week of December was marked by declines in most of the leading share indices; Semi-annual Update of the Israeli High-Tech Companies Index - TA-BIGITech

24 Dec, 2015, 12:08 ET from Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

TA-25 index
The TA-25 index decreased over the last week 0.1% and increased 3.6% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 10.2% for the whole of 2014.

TA-100 index
The TA-100 index decreased over the last week 0.3% and increased 1.5% since the beginning of the year, after an increase of 6.7% for the whole of 2014.

TA-Biomed 
The TA-Biomed index increased this week by 4.1%. Since the beginning of the year the index decreased by 24.2%, after a decrease of 34% in 2014.

Share Offerings
This week there were two offerings to the public amounting to US$ 10 million. Most of the amount, US$ 7.5 million, was raised by the real-estate company "Dimri".

Since the beginning of the year, the business sector has raised US$ 1.2 billion through shares on the TASE.

Government Bonds
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) made a bond offering this week listed on the TASE, amounting to US$ 0.2 billion.

Since the beginning of the year, the MoF raised a total of US$ 10 billion in bond offerings on the TASE.

Semi-annual Update of the Israeli High-Tech Companies Index - TA-BIGITech
BlueStar Global Investors announced the semi-annual constituent update of the TA-BIGITech Index, which includes Israeli high tech companies or those connected with Israel that are traded on the TASE and/or overseas.

Following the update made on December 21, 2015, the Index comprises 71 companies with a market cap totaling US$ 76 billion. 39 are companies traded only overseas (US, London and Singapore), 27 are dual-listed companies, and 5 companies are traded only on the TASE. 

7 companies were added to the index in the semi-annual update: the shares of Hilan and Maytronics that are traded only on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, the dual-listed company Cyren and the companies traded only in the US: Chiasma, Radcom, Mediwound and Endochoice.

One company was removed from the Index – MacroCure – that is traded only in the US. 

Composite State-of-the-Economy Index
The Bank of Israel released figures indicating that the Composite State-of-the Economy Index rose 0.2% in November 2015, similar to its recent rate of growth in the last months.

Sector Indices


WEEK

2015

TA Tech-Elite

0.3%

1.7%

TA Banks

-1.6%

5.0%

TA Real Estate-15

-0.3%

1.2%

Foreign Exchange


WEEK

2015

Dollar/NIS

-0.1%

0.1%

Euro/NIS

1.2%

-9.8%




Facts & Figures
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange features in November 2015:

  • 461 companies listing equities.
  • 640 Exchange Traded Notes.
  • 33 series of government bonds.
  • 63 Series of Institutional bonds.
  • 604 series of corporate bonds.
  • 1,370 mutual funds.
  • Market Cap. (US$ billions) 
    • Equities - 237
    • Government bonds – 130
    • Corporate bonds – 84

About TASE 
Established in September 1935, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange is Israel's sole securities exchange, offering an increasingly sophisticated range of products to investors, including equity, corporate bonds, treasury bills and notes, index products and derivatives.

International 
In recent years, TASE has enhanced its international presence, signing Memoranda of Understanding with the London Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, NYSE-Euronext the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and Toronto Stock Exchange.

For more information please contact:
Idit Yaaron or Orna Goren, TASE, +972 (076) 8160405/6

Visit the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's Website: www.tase.co.il

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