Leumi, Hapoalim, Hot, Migdal: Israeli Equity Preview

(Corrects to show net income from regular operations in Leumi entry.)

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The TA-25 Index lost 0.1 percent to 1,121.17 in Tel Aviv.

Avner Oil Exploration-LP (AVNRL IT) and Delek Drilling-LP (DEDRL IT): The oil and gas exploration companies said their group made an initial decision to carry out an exploratory drilling at the Alon A/364 license site. Avner fell 0.2 percent to 1.897 shekels. Delek Drilling advanced 0.4 percent to 10.62 shekels.

First International Bank of Israel Ltd. (FTIN IT): The country’s fifth-largest lender said second-quarter profit rose to 103 million shekels ($29 million) from 85 million shekels in the year-earlier period. First International Bank dropped 0.6 percent to 42.32 shekels.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd. (POLI IT): The country’s second-biggest bank by assets said second-quarter net income increased to 712 million shekels from 497 million shekels a year earlier. Bank Hapoalim declined 0.3 percent to 14.48 shekels.

Hot Telecommunication System Ltd. (HOT) : The cable and telecommunications company reported second-quarter net income of 78 million shekels after a loss of 49 million shekels a year earlier. Hot dropped 1.1 percent to 47.50 shekels.

Bank Leumi Le-Israel Ltd. (LUMI IT): The country’s largest lender by assets said second-quarter net income from regular operations rose to 561 million shekels from 507 million shekels a year earlier. Bank Leumi declined 0.2 percent to 13.25 shekels.

Migdal Insurance & Financial Holding Ltd. (MGDL) : The insurance holding company said second-quarter net income was 175 million shekels compared with 5 million shekels a year earlier. Migdal retreated 2.4 percent to 4.90 shekels.

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