For­eign in­vestors over­sold NT$4.83 bil­lion last week, says Tai­wan Stock Ex­change in re­port

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Tai­wan Stock Ex­change (TWSE, ) an­nounced yesterday that the se­cu­ri­ties net over­sold po­si­tion by for­eign in­vestors was NT$4.83 bil­lion dur­ing the week of Aug. 3- 7.

This rep­re­sented the dif­fer­ence be­tween NT$127.64 bil­lion se­cu­ri­ties bought and NT$132.47 bil­lion se­cu­ri­ties sold, ac­cord­ing to a TWSE press re­lease.

The ac­cu­mu­lated net over­bought po­si­tion by for­eign in­vestors, dur­ing the pe­riod year to Aug. 7, was NT$ 108.99 bil­lion. This rep­re­sented the dif­fer­ence be­tween NT$3,954.25 bil­lion se­cu­ri­ties bought and NT$3,845.26 bil­lion se­cu­ri­ties sold, the TWSE stated.

The mar­ket cap­i­tal­iza­tion of the share­hold­ings of for­eign in­vestors was NT$9,354.66 bil­lion as of Aug. 7, or 38.35 per­cent of the to­tal mar­ket cap­i­tal­iza­tion. This is lower (by NT$343.95 bil­lion) than that a week ago, said the TWSE.

The three se­cu­ri­ties that re­ported the high­est over­bought po­si­tions (thou­sand shares) by for­eign in­vestors dur­ing the week of Aug. 3-Aug. 7 were: Chunghwa Tele­com Co., Ltd. ( ) 44,205, E.Sun Fi­nan­cial Hold­ings Com­pany, Ltd. ( ) 43,322 and BES En­gi­neer­ing Co. 13,156, re­spec­tively, the TWSE said.

The three se­cu­ri­ties that re­ported the high­est over­sold po­si­tions (thou­sand shares) by for­eign in­vestors dur­ing the week of Aug. 3-Aug. 7 were: In­nolux Cor­po­ra­tion (

) 82,115, Tai­wan Semi­con­duc­tor Man­u­fac­tur­ing Co., Ltd. ( ) 39,070 and Hon Hai Pre­ci­sion Ind. Co., Ltd. ( ) 38,764, re­spec­tively, ac­cord­ing to the TWSE.

LG Elec­tron­ics Inc. and Len­ovo Group Ltd.’s Mo­torola Mo­bil­ity trailed dis­tantly in third and fourth places, with their mar­ket shares fall­ing by 0.1 per­cent­age point each to 8.3 per­cent and 4.9 per­cent, re­spec­tively, comS­core said.

An­droid re­mained the top smart­phone op­er­at­ing sys­tem in the sec­ond quar­ter, but its over­all mar­ket share fell 0.8 per­cent­age points to 51.6 per­cent.

In the three-month pe­riod, 190.3 mil­lion U.S. res­i­dents over the age of 13 owned smart­phones, mak­ing up 76.7 per­cent of all mo­bile phone sub­scribers in the coun­try, ac­cord­ing to the mar­ket re­search com­pany.

Taipei-based CIMB Se­cu­ri­ties Ltd. an­a­lyst Wang Wan-li said in a re­cent memo to clients that the smart­phone life­cy­cle seems to be get­ting shorter as the qual­ity and func­tion of most An­droid-based smart­phones con­verge.

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