Shares ended marginally higher yesterday, as gains in the technology sector offset losses in selected non-tech stocks, dealers said.
The TAIEX rose 3.29 points, or 0.1 percent, at 5,948.49. Advancers outnumbered decliners 335 to 249 with 202 stocks unchanged.
Turnover rose to NT$67.08 billion (US$2.02 billion) from NT$53.18 billion on Tuesday.
"Market participants focused their attention on tech issues like flat panel and DRAM stocks," said Hsiuli Lee, a manager at Franklin Templeton First Taiwan.
The technology subindex ended 0.4 percent higher, with flat panel and chip stocks leading the rise. Shares in AU Optronics Corp (
Shares in Powerchip Semiconductor Corp (
Analysts still doubted the advance of technology shares would last for long.
"I don't think concerns over the sector's outlook for 2005 have eased," Lee said.
The transportation subindex ended down 1.4 percent on freight rate concerns.
Wan Hai Lines (
Evergreen Marine Corp (