Shares ended yesterday slightly higher, tracking overnight gains on Wall Street, analysts said.
The TAIEX finished 16.65 points, or 0.3 percent, higher at 6,019.23 in dealings valued at NT$84.31 billion (US$2.60 billion).
Advancers outnumbered de-cliners 372 to 297, while 172 issues ended the day unchanged.
"The bourse is consolidating on a slow news day, with foreign investors noticeably absent from semiconductor shares in the week before Christmas," said Diana Wu, an analyst at Capital Securities Co (
Taiwan Semiconductor Manu-facturing Co (
Some liquid-crystal-display makers benefited from improving sentiment, while others were hit by profit-taking after leading Wednesday's rally, analysts said.
Quanta Display Inc (廣輝電子) rose 1.1 percent to NT$19, while Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp (
Yulon Motor Co (
The financial subindex climbed 0.8 percent on hopes the legislature will pass a bill in the current session that would increase the size and function of the Financial Restructuring Fund (
Taishin Financial Holding Co (