Gains in European bourses boosted Tel Aviv's leading indices to 1% gains on Thursday. Tech stocks soared almost 4%, but the session was otherwise undistinguished with low total turnover of NIS 200 million.
The Maof-25 index closed up 1.1% to 410.04 points, and the TA-100 index climbed 1.1% to 390.1 points.
Teva Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:TEVA) closed up 0.4% on the session's biggest turnover, NIS 20.8 million.
Fellow drug company Agis closed up 5.4% on NIS 5.5 million despite reporting weak results for Q3. Profit collapsed by 96% from the parallel to NIS 785,000. Revenue remained firm at NIS 295 million. The gains are related to the company saying that it expects that that its American subsidiary Clay Park Labs. has successfully passed the inspection of the Food and Drug Administration, and that Clay Park will soon get FDA approval to market two new products.
Bank Discount climbed 1.1% after its subsidiary Israel Discount Bank of New York yesterday reported $18.3 million profit for the third quarter, 36% more than for the parallel.
Polar Investments (formerly Poalim Investments) closed down 0.6%. The company released a disappointing report for the Q3. Losses came to NIS 41 million, compared with a profit of NIS 13.6 million for the parallel. Polar's holding company Shrem Fudim Kelner is up 2.3%.
Granite Hacarmel Investments jumped 7% on NIS 1.6 million turnover after reporting a profit of NIS 20.1 million for Q3, 88% higher than the parallel.
Phone company Bezeq gained 1.3% on decent results by subsidiary Bezeq International. Revenue was firm at NIS 173 million, and net loss came to NIS 14 million, 53% less than in the parallel.
Ormat Industries jumped 13.8% after reporting increased revenue and a decrease in losses for Q3.
Suny Electronic jumped 7.7% after releasing its report for Q3.
Vehicle-locating firm Ituran gained 4.7%. The company yesterday released its results for Q3, and closed up 8.3%.
Koor Industries (NYSE:KOR) closed up 3.3%, and its subsidiary Makhteshim Agan gained 1.5%.
Nice Systems (Nasdaq:NICE) closed up 4% after opening with a positive arbitrage gap of 3.5%. Elbit Systems (Nasdaq:ESLT) gained 1.4%.
Formula Systems (Nasdaq:FORTY) closed up 9.3%, and Retalix (Nasdaq:RTLX) climbed 2%.
Bank Hapoalim closed up 0.4%, and Bank Leumi closed down 0.1%.
IDB group stocks closed with gains. IDB Holding Corporation gained 3.6%, IDB Development Corporation climbed 1.5%, Discount Investment closed up 3.6%, and Clal Industries closed with 2.9% gains.
Lipman Electronic Engineering rose by 8.1%.