Tel Aviv stocks are mildly up at Thursday's opening, but trade is all but dead and buried on total turnover of NIS 6 million.
The Maof-25 index of blue chips is up 0.3% to 406.5 points, and the TA-100 index is up 0.2% to 386.3 points. Technology shares are gaining 0.6%.
Bank Discount is rising 1% after Israel Discount Bank of New York yesterday reported $18.3 million profit for the third quarter, 36% more than for the parallel. Profit for the first nine months of 2001 increased to $51.8 million, 26% more than for the parallel.
Polar Investments (formerly Poalim Investments) is up 1.3% on tiny turnover. 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. The company wrote down NIS 11.3 million. Its holding company Shrem Fudim Kelner is up 2.3%.
Pharmaceuticals firm Agis is up 0.7% despite weak results for Q3. Profit dropped to NIS 785,000, 96% less than for the same period last year. Revenue remained stable at NIS 295 million.
Phone company Bezeq is up 0.6%. Its subsidiary Bezeq International posted quite good Q3 results. Revenue remained stable at NIS 173 million, and net loss came to NIS 14 million, 53% less than for the parallel.
Teva Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:TEVA) is rising 0.7% on the session¿s biggest turnover of NIS 1.2 million.
Koor Industries (NYSE:KOR) is up 1%. Super-Sol (NYSE:SAE) is down 1%. Nice Systems (Nasdaq:NICE) is up 2.8% after opening with a positive arbitrage gap of 3.5%. Elbit Systems (Nasdaq:ESLT) is rising 0.1%.
Bank Hapoalim is up 0.2%, and Bank Leumi is down 0.6%.
IDB group stocks are trading mixed. IDB Holding Corporation is up 0.9%, IDB Development Corporation is down 0.2%, Discount Investments is up 1.1%, and Clal Industries is rising 1.2%.