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Press Release
June 19, 2017
  Nine Shares Traded on TASE Joined Israeli Global Hi-Tech Companies Index: TA-BIGITech®
  The Index Update is Effective from June 18 Th, Includes 72 Companies with an Aggregate Market Cap of Approx. $98 Billion
 
​BlueStar Indexes® announced the semiannual update of the TASE-BlueStar Israel Global Technology Index™ - TA-BIGITechT® - that includes the Israeli, or Israeli-linked hi-tech companies, which are traded in the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and/or abroad. 

Following the index update that came into effect on, June 18Th, 2017, the index includes 72 companies with an aggregate market cap of approximately $98 billion. Forty of the 72 companies are traded only overseas (in the U.S., London, Australia and Singapore), 24 companies are dual-listed, and eight are traded only in the TASE. 
The semiannual update added nine public companies to the index. Five of them are traded only in the TASE: Enlight Renewable Energy, Energix - Renewable Energies, Arad, One Software Technologies and Malam Team. 
Three companies are dual-listed: Bioline RX, Protalix BioTherapeutics, Camtek and Foresight Autonomous. 
The following five companies that were added to the index, are traded only in the U.S.: Arotech, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, Vascular Biogenics, Magal Security, and Novocure.
 
Two companies are traded only in Australia: Emefcy Group and Sky & Space Global. 
One company is traded in London: Taptica international.   
One company was removed from the index in the semiannual update: Alcobra, which is traded only in the U.S. 
Five of the 72 companies included in the index are surveyed in TASE's Analysis Project for hi-tech companies: RedHill Biopharma, Pluristem Therapeutics, Foresight Autonomous, Energix - Renewable Energies, and Bioline RX. 

The TA-BIGITech® is the first international index to include Israeli hi-tech companies which are traded on several markets. It can serve as the underlying benchmark for index certificates and tracking funds in Israel and abroad.

In the past few months, the worth of assets tracking the index has risen sharply: 
  • The BlueStar TA-BIGITech® Israel Technology ETF – Ticker: ITEQ® - an exchange-traded fund (ETF) traded on NASDAQ - $17.9 million. 
  • KSM TECH 193 TA-BIGITech® (ISIN IL0011379596) – 73.2 million NIS. 
  • KSM BlueStar TEC (Sec. No 5121132) - 4.8 million NIS. 

Attached is the Index composition and shares weights following the June 2017 update. 

 

COMPANY

INDEX WEIGHT

1

Check Point Software

10.0%

2

Mobileye NV

10.0%

3

Amdocs Ltd

10.0%

4

Nice Ltd

6.2%

5

Wix.com Ltd

3.9%

6

Elbit Systems Ltd

3.8%

7

Verint Systems

3.6%

8

Tower Semiconductor Ltd

3.2%

9

Ormat Technologies

3.1%

10

Opko Health, Inc.

2.8%

11

Mellanox Technologies Ltd.

2.7%

12

Cyber-Ark Software Ltd

2.3%

13

Orbotech Ltd

2.2%

14

Imperva Inc

2.2%

15

Stratasys Ltd

1.8%

16

Ceva Inc

1.4%

17

Novocure Limited

1.4%

18

Mazor Robotics Ltd.

1.3%

19

Varonis Systems Inc

1.1%

20

Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd

1.1%

21

Radware Ltd

1.0%

22

888 Holdings Plc

1.0%

23

Ituran Location & Control

1.0%

24

Plus500 Ltd

0.9%

25

SolarEdge Technologies Inc

0.9%

26

LivePerson Inc.

0.9%

27

Kornit Digital Ltd

0.9%

28

Telit Communications Plc

0.7%

29

Neuroderm Ltd

0.7%

30

Syneron Medical Ltd

0.7%

31

Matrix Ltd

0.6%

32

XLMedia Plc

0.6%

33

Sarine Technologies Ltd

0.6%

34

Sapiens International Corp. N.V.

0.6%

35

Silicom Limited

0.6%

36

Formula Systems Ltd

0.6%

37

Hilan Ltd.

0.5%

38

DSP Group

0.5%

39

Kamada Ltd

0.5%

40

Compugen Ltd.

0.5%

41

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.

0.5%

42

Ceragon Networks Ltd.

0.4%

43

Radcom Ltd

0.4%

44

SafeCharge International Group Ltd

0.4%

45

Camtek Ltd

0.4%

46

Maytronics Ltd.

0.4%

47

Audiocodes Ltd

0.4%

48

Allot Communications Ltd

0.4%

49

Taptica international Ltd

0.4%

50

Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd

0.4%

51

RedHill Biopharma Ltd.

0.4%

52

Enzymotec Ltd

0.4%

53

Gilat Satellite Networks

0.4%

54

Emefcy Group Limited

0.4%

55

Evogene Ltd.

0.4%

56

Pluristem Therapeutics INC

0.4%

57

Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd

0.4%

58

Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc.

0.3%

59

Attunity Ltd

0.3%

60

One Software Technologies Ltd.

0.3%

61

Foresight Autonomous Holding Ltd

0.3%

62

Sky and Space Global Ltd

0.3%

63

Energix - Renewable Energies Ltd

0.3%

64

Vascular Biogenics Ltd

0.3%

65

Arad Ltd.

0.3%

66

Malam Team Limited

0.3%

67

Bioline RX Ltd

0.3%

68

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc

0.3%

69

Arotech Corp

0.3%

70

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc

0.3%

71

Magal Security Sys Ltd

0.3%

72

Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc

0.3%

 

TOTAL

100.0%