Semi-Annual Update of the Israeli High-Tech Companies Index

In November 2015, the TASE and BlueStar launched the ITEQ™ - the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the index, traded on NASDAQ.

Dec 21, 2015, 08:38 ET from Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)

TEL AVIV, Israel, December 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

BlueStar announced the semi-annual update of the TA-BIGITech[TM] Index, which includes the Israeli or Israeli-linked high-tech companies traded in Tel Aviv and/or abroad.

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Following the update, which will take effect today, Monday, December 21, 2015, the Index will include 71 companies with an aggregate market cap of approx. $76 billion.

39 companies are traded only abroad (in the U.S., London and Singapore), 27 companies are dual-listed and five companies are traded only in Tel Aviv.

The semiannual update added 7 companies to the TA-BIGITech[TM] Index: Hilan & Maytronics- traded only in Tel Aviv; the dual company Cyren; and Chiasma, Radcom, Mediwound & Endochoice -traded only in U.S.

One company was deleted in the update - MacroCure- traded only in the U.S.

TA-BIGITech[TM] is the first index to include Israeli high-tech companies that are traded on several markets. It can serve as the underlying benchmark for additional index funds, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs) issued in Israel and abroad.

More details about ITEQ™: http://www.iteqetf.com

TA-BIGITech[TM] Index page on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange website: http://www.tase.co.il/Eng/marketdata/indices/ta-bigitech/Pages/TA-BIGITech.aspx

Attached are the index's composition and stock weights after the update of December 2015.

TA-BIGITech™ as of December 2015 


   
    #  Company Name                           Ticker Weight


    1  Amdocs Ltd                             DOX    9.89%
    2  Check Point Software Technologies Ltd  CHKP   9.65%
    3  Mobileye N.V.                          MBLY   9.61%
    4  Verint Systems Inc                     VRNT   4.52%
    5  Nice Systems Ltd                       NICE   4.44%
    6  Opko Health Inc                        OPK    4.19%
    7  Elbit Systems Ltd                      ESLT   3.86%
    8  Imperva Inc                            IMPV   3.60%
    9  Mellanox Technologies Ltd              MLNX   3.17%
    10 Ormat Technologies Inc                 ORA    2.59%
    11 Stratasys Ltd                          SSYS   2.38%
    12 Tower Semiconductor Ltd                TSEM   2.06%
    13 CyberArk Software Ltd                  CYBR   1.81%
    14 Ezchip Semiconductor Ltd               EZCH   1.57%
    15 Orbotech Ltd                           ORBK   1.53%
    16 Wix.com Ltd                            WIX    1.47%
    17 Radware Ltd                            RDWR   1.39%
    18 SolarEdge Technologies Inc             SEDG   1.19%
    19 Ceva Inc                               CEVA   1.16%
    20 Plus500 Ltd                            PLUS   1.06%
    21 LivePerson Inc                         LPSN   1.01%
    22 Compugen Ltd                           CGEN   0.90%
    23 888 Holdings Plc                       888    0.89%
    24 Ituran Location & Control Ltd          ITRN   0.80%
    25 ReWalk Robotics Ltd                    RWLK   0.78%
    26 Syneron Medical Ltd                    ELOS   0.75%
    27 Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd         NVMI   0.74%
    28 Telit Communications Plc               TCM    0.74%
    29 Sapiens International Corp. N.V.       SPNS   0.73%
    30 Formula Systems (1985) Ltd            FORTY   0.68%
    31 Sarine Technologies Ltd                U77    0.68%
    32 Mazor Robotics Ltd                     MZOR   0.65%
    33 DSP Group Inc                          DSPG   0.65%
    34 Medgenics Inc                          MDGN   0.61%
    35 Allot Communications Ltd               ALLT   0.61%
    36 Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd             FOMX   0.61%
    37 SafeCharge International Group Ltd     SCH    0.61%
    38 Neuroderm Ltd                          NDRM   0.60%
    39 Hilan Ltd                              HLAN   0.60%
    40 Varonis Systems Inc                    VRNS   0.60%
    41 Matrix Ltd                             MTRX   0.59%
    42 Enzymotec Ltd                          ENZY   0.58%
    43 Silicom Ltd                            SILC   0.57%
    44 Attunity Ltd                           ATTU   0.56%
    45 Perion Network Ltd                     PERI   0.55%
    46 Chiasma, Inc                           CHMA   0.54%
    47 Alcobra Ltd                            ADHD   0.54%
    48 Magic Software Enterprises             MGIC   0.53%
    49 Evogene Ltd                            EVGN   0.52%
    50 Audiocodes Ltd                         AUDC   0.51%
    51 RADCOM Ltd                             RDCM   0.50%
    52 Redhill Biopharma Ltd                  RDHL   0.49%
    53 Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc           PLX    0.49%
    54 Kornit Digital Ltd                     KRNT   0.48%
    55 Kamada Ltd                             KMDA   0.48%
    56 MediWound Ltd                          MDWD   0.46%
    57 Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd           GILT   0.46%
    58 Ceragon Networks Ltd                   CRNT   0.46%
    59 XLMedia Plc                            XLM    0.46%
    60 Maytronics Ltd                         MTRN   0.45%
    61 Pluristem Therapeutics Inc             PSTI   0.44%
    62 Cyren Ltd                              CYRN   0.44%
    63 Elron Electronic Industry Ltd          ELRN   0.43%
    64 Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc             ORMP   0.43%
    65 Bioline RX Ltd                         BLRX   0.41%
    66 EndoChoice Holdings Inc                 GI    0.39%
    67 Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc       BCLI   0.38%
    68 Matomy Media Group Ltd                 MTMY   0.38%
    69 Brainsway Ltd                          BRIN   0.37%
    70 SuperCom Ltd                           SPCB   0.36%
    71 Crossrider Plc                         CROS   0.35%

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