Israel Stocks: Bio-View, Clal Biotechnology Industries, Sapiens

Israel’s TA-25 Index was little changed, increasing less than 0.1 percent to 1,335 at the 4:30 p.m. close in Tel Aviv. Investors traded about 1.24 billion shekels ($344 million) in shares and convertible securities.

The following stocks rose or fell today. Symbols are in parentheses.

Bio-View Ltd. (BIOV IT) gained to the highest level since March 2008, increasing 5.9 percent to 2.496 shekels. The maker of cell-imaging equipment received a 1.7 million-shekel order for three more scanning systems from a Massachusetts hospital.

Clal Biotechnology Industries Ltd. (CBI IT) rose the most in almost a week, climbing 2.5 percent to 23.38 shekels. The company’s 84 percent-owned Andromeda Biotech Ltd. unit completed recruiting patients for the continuation of a Phase III clinical trial of its DiaPep277 to treat Type 1 diabetes.

Sapiens International Corp. (SPNS IT) jumped 7.2 percent to 15.34 shekels, the highest since May 2004. The information- technology company signed a “major” deal with a “leading” U.S. financial institution to build an operating platform to manage business decisions.

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