The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) rose today to a new record. The Tel Aviv 25 Index rose 1.51% to 1,708.43 points breaking over 1,700 points for the first-time ever, the Tel Aviv 100 Index rose 1.41% to 1,478.87 points, and the BlueTech 50 Index rose 1.50% to 375.03 points. Turnover was NIS 1.89 billion.
In the foreign currency market, the Bank of Israel set the shekel-dollar representative exchange rate at NIS 3.852/$, up 0.864% on yesterday's rate, and set the shekel-euro representative exchange rate at NIS 4.317/€, down 1.001%.
In the bond market, the corporate bond benchmark Tel-Bond 20 Index fell 0.15%.
In the stock market, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) rose 1.55% and Opko Health Inc. (NYSE: OPK; TASE: OPK) rose 4.11%, and Perrigo Company (NYSE:PRGO; TASE:PRGO) rose 2.44%.
Delek Group Ltd. (TASE: DLEKG) rose 2.54% and its energy production units Avner Oil and Gas LP (TASE: AVNR.L) and Delek Drilling Limited Partnership (TASE: DEDR.L) rose 3.34% and 2.78% respectively after reporting positive financials.
Frutarom Industries Ltd. (TASE: FRUT; LSE:FRUT; OTCBB:FRUTF) rose 4.46% for the biggest rise on the Tel Aviv 25 Index and Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Co. Ltd. (TASE: BEZQ) rose 0.30% on the day's biggest trading turnover.
The bank's performed strongly today with Bank Leumi (TASE: LUMI) up 1.46%, Bank Hapoalim (TASE: POLI) up 1.66% and Israel Discount Bank (TASE: DSCT) up 1.95%.
Among the few shares to fall today were Israel Chemicals (TASE: ICL: NYSE: ICL), which fell 1.09% and Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT), which was down 1.22%, for the biggest fall on the Tel Aviv 25 Index.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on May 19, 2015
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