Investing.com – Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Semiconductor, Auto and Optoelectronic sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted added 0.02%.
The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Teapo Electronic Corp (TW:2375), which rose 10.00% or 3.65 points to trade at 40.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group Co Ltd (TW:1589) added 10.00% or 5.00 points to end at 55.00 and Jui Li Enterprise Co Ltd (TW:1512) was up 9.94% or 0.64 points to 7.08 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tatung Co (TW:2371), which fell 9.95% or 3.30 points to trade at 29.85 at the close. Chroma ATE Inc (TW:2360) declined 7.63% or 9.50 points to end at 115.00 and Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co Ltd (TW:2105) was down 7.19% or 3.10 points to 40.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 440 to 364 and 101 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.72% or 0.33 to $46.21 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.53% or 0.29 to hit $54.64 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.41% or 5.20 to trade at $1262.70 a troy ounce.
USD/TWD was up 0.03% to 30.753, while TWD/CNY rose 0.22% to 0.2240.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 95.885.