TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Electricity, Rubber and Oil, Gas & Electricity sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Taiwan, the Taiwan Weighted rose 0.09% to hit a new 52-week high.
The best performers of the session on the Taiwan Weighted were Taisol (TW:3338), which rose 9.97% or 3.00 points to trade at 33.10 at the close. Meanwhile, 1St Copper Tec (TW:2009) added 9.96% or 0.90 points to end at 9.94 and Mobiletron (TW:1533) was up 9.96% or 4.25 points to 46.90 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tpk Holding (TW:3673), which fell 5.97% or 5.00 points to trade at 78.80 at the close. Lemtech Holdings Co Ltd (TW:4912) declined 5.20% or 7.00 points to end at 127.50 and Lite-On Semi (TW:5305) was down 5.16% or 1.65 points to 30.35.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 410 to 345 and 121 ended unchanged.
Shares in 1St Copper Tec (TW:2009) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 9.96% or 0.90 to 9.94.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.06% or 0.03 to $52.96 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $55.62 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.40% or 4.95 to trade at $1230.75 a troy ounce.
USD/TWD was down 0.85% to 30.763, while TWD/CNY rose 0.14% to 0.2217.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 100.78.