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Taiwan stocks higher at close of trade; Taiwan Weighted up 0.51%

Published 10/18/2016, 02:45 AM
Taiwan stocks higher at close of trade; Taiwan Weighted up 0.51%

Investing.com – Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Textile, Glass and Chemicals sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted added 0.51%.

The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Plotech (TW:6141), which rose 10.00% or 0.95 points to trade at 10.45 at the close. Meanwhile, Epileds Tech (TW:4956) added 10.00% or 1.95 points to end at 21.45 and Honmyue Enter (TW:1474) was up 10.00% or 1.15 points to 12.65 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Eurocharm Holdings (TW:5288), which fell 8.25% or 8.50 points to trade at 94.50 at the close. Hota Ind (TW:1536) declined 6.41% or 9.00 points to end at 131.50 and Geo Vision (TW:3356) was down 3.80% or 1.65 points to 41.80.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 454 to 292 and 116 ended unchanged.

Shares in Plotech (TW:6141) rose to 52-week highs; up 10.00% or 0.95 to 10.45. Shares in Honmyue Enter (TW:1474) rose to 52-week highs; rising 10.00% or 1.15 to 12.65. Shares in Geo Vision (TW:3356) fell to all time lows; falling 3.80% or 1.65 to 41.80.

Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.76% or 0.38 to $50.32 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.70% or 0.36 to hit $51.88 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.47% or 5.90 to trade at $1262.50 a troy ounce.

USD/TWD was down 0.25% to 31.699, while TWD/CNY rose 0.19% to 0.2126.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.18% at 97.68.

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