Nice Systems, Protalix, Ratio Oil, Teva: Israeli Equity Preview

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The TA-25 Index lost 0.8 percent to 1,281.91 in Tel Aviv.

Nice Systems Ltd. (NICE) : The maker of digital-recording surveillance products is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings. Analysts expect net income of 23 cents a share, according to the median estimate of seven analysts on Bloomberg. Nice dropped 1.6 percent to 122.70 shekels.

Protalix BioTherapeutics Ltd. (PLX IT): David Aviezer, chief executive officer of the biotechnology company, is scheduled to present at the Bio-Manguinhos International Symposium on Immunobiologicals in Brazil. Protalix dropped 2.9 percent to 22.29 shekels.

Ratio Oil Exploration 1992 LP (RATIL) : The oil and gas explorer said it raised 258 million shekels ($76 million) from its offering of partnership units. Ratio declined 2.4 percent to 0.441 shekel.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA) : The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned the world’s largest maker of generic drugs that a Jerusalem plant distributed drugs without adequate testing and that the company must fix the issues or face approval delays and a ban on imports. Teva fell 1.4 percent to 158.90 shekels.

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