El Al, Delek, Dor Alon, Partner, Avgol: Israeli Equity Preview

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The TA-25 Index lost 1 percent to 1,250.76 in Tel Aviv.

Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd. (AVGL) : The fabric manufacturer said first-quarter net income increased to $6.9 million from $3.5 million a year earlier. Avgol dropped 0.6 percent to 2.55 shekels.

Bio Light Israeli Life Sciences Investments Ltd. (BOLT) : The I-Optima unit of the owner of companies that develop drugs and medical technology received Israeli approval to market its laser technology to treat Glaucoma. Bio Light dropped 4 percent percent to 0.313 shekel.

Delek Group Ltd. (DLEKG) : Israel’s Antitrust Authority is considering declaring Isaac Tshuva’s holding company and Noble Energy Inc. a monopoly in the natural-gas industry, TheMarker reported, without saying where it obtained the information. Delek retreated 2.6 percent to 813 shekels. Antitrust Authority spokesperson Ilan Steiner said the regulator is examining a number of possibilities.

Dor Alon Energy in Israel (1988) Ltd. (DRAL IT): The operator of gas stations said first-quarter net income fell to 20.6 million shekels ($5.9 million) from 43.2 million shekels a year earlier. Dor Alon declined 0.4 percent to 52.15 shekels.

El Al Israel Airlines (ELAL) Ltd: The country’s national carrier said first-quarter loss widened to $42.9 million from $16.5 million year earlier. El Al dropped 3.2 percent to 1.10 shekels.

Partner Communications Co. (PTNR IT): The country’s second- largest mobile-phone operator is scheduled to report first- quarter results. Partner gained 0.4 percent to 62.47 shekels.

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