Investing.com – Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Electronic Parts/Components, Optoelectronic and Hotels sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted added 0.14%.
The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Episil-Precision Inc (TW:3016), which rose 10.00% or 4.40 points to trade at 48.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Chia Chang Co Ltd (TW:4942) added 9.95% or 3.20 points to end at 35.35 and Taroko Textile Corp (TW:1432) was up 9.95% or 0.88 points to 9.72 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tatung Co (TW:2371), which fell 6.60% or 2.80 points to trade at 39.60 at the close. Taiwan Cement Corp (TW:1101) declined 5.23% or 1.85 points to end at 33.50 and Inventec Corp (TW:2356) was down 4.03% or 0.90 points to 21.45.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 515 to 278 and 108 ended unchanged.
Shares in Chia Chang Co Ltd (TW:4942) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 9.95% or 3.20 to 35.35. Shares in Inventec Corp (TW:2356) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.03% or 0.90 to 21.45.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.66% or 0.34 to $51.25 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.53% or 0.32 to hit $60.24 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.18% or 2.20 to trade at $1226.60 a troy ounce.
USD/TWD was up 0.10% to 30.902, while TWD/CNY rose 0.22% to 0.2245.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 96.960.