The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) was mixed today. The Tel Aviv 25 Index fell 0.06% to 1,228.22 points, the Tel Aviv 100 Index rose 0.05% to 1,102.78 points, and the BlueTech 50 Index rose 0.37% to 306.33 points. Turnover was NIS 995.2 million.
In the foreign currency market, the Bank of Israel set the shekel-dollar representative exchange rate at NIS 3.594/$, down 0.22% on yesterday's rate, and set the shekel-euro representative exchange rate at NIS 4.808/€, up 0.04%.
In the bond market, the corporate bond benchmark Tel-Bond 20 Index rose 0.08%
In the stock market, Israel Chemicals Ltd. (TASE: ICL) fell for the second straight day after Finance Minister Yair Lapid announced the establishment of a committee to investigate royalties on natural resources. The share price fell 0.65% on the day's highest trading turnover of NIS 158 million. Parent company Israel Corporation (TASE: ILCO) fell 2.2%.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) rose 0.5% following the acquisition of a lung disease drug developer. Perrigo Company (NYSE:PRGO; TASE:PRGO) rose 0.26% on the acquisition of a portfolio of ophthalmic products.
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:MLNX; TASE:MLNX) fell 1.38% despite appointing a new chairman.
Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Co. Ltd. (TASE: BEZQ) lost some of yesterday's large gains, falling 0.78%.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on June 18, 2013
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