Tel Aviv stocks are mixed with a positive bias at Monday mid-morning. Mild opening gains of about 0.5% were quickly lost.
The Maof-25 index is up about 0.2% to 429.2 points and the TA-100 index is rising 0.17% to 418.4 points. The Tel-Tech index is gaining 0.68% to 295 points. Total turnover is moderate at NIS 49 million.
Bank Leumi is rising 1% on the session's highest turnover, NIS 13.9 million. The spurt of action largely due to the end of the lock-up on shares held by bank employees. The workers bought the shares during an offering the bank held in September 1998. The shares released from lock-up today are worth NIS 170 million.
Bank Hapoalim, on the other hand, is down 0.8%.
Nice Systems (Nasdaq:NICE) is hopping by 3.1% on the third-highest volume recorded this morning, NIS 3.4 million. This morning the company unveiled three new products.
Teva Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:TEVA) is inching up by 0.2%. Bezeq is slipping by 0.8% on lively action.
Ocif is down 2.9% on unusually high turnover. The action surrounding the share today and yesterday is due to its distribution of dividends: yesterday was the final date and today is ex-day.