Tel Aviv stocks finished the Thursday session in the green after four consecutive days of losses. Insurance companies and banks corrected today from the slamming taken after the spate of terrorist attacks on the United States.
Stocks opened with a 0.8% gain, climbed to 1.3%, slipped to 0.5% and are now galloping.
The Maof-25 index ended up 1.1% to 392.1 points and the TA-100 index gained 1.2% to 380.9 points. Tech stocks powered ahead, with the Tel-Tech-15 index rising 2.4% to 224.1 points. Turnover was moderate at NIS 278 million, less than yesterday but more than usual for this dead summer.
Three stocks spent the session vying for title of liveliest on the floor.
Bank Leumi climbed 2.2% on the session's highest turnover, NIS 43.6 million. Bank Hapoalim wound up in third place, rising 1.9% on turnover of NIS 41.2 million.
Teva Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:TEVA) wound up No 2 on the list of most active stocks, correcting upwards by 2.1% on NIS 42.2 million turnover.
Arbitrage stock Magal Security Systems (Nasdaq:MAGS) shot up 27.3% on NIS 3.7 million turnover, completing a 58% climb in two days after the terror attacks on Tuesday.
Insurance stocks began the day rising quite strongly but ended mixed after taking a beating on Wednesday. Clal Insurance lose 0.2% while Migdal rose 1.1% after losing 6.4% yesterday.
Dual -listed stocks that caught attention included Elbit Systems (Nasdaq:ESLTF), which gained 2.7%, Formula Systems (Nasdaq:FORTY), which finished up 3.4%, Nice Systems (Nasdaq:NICE) with its 5.2% gain and Retalix (Nasdaq:RTLX), which climbed 3%.