China shares mixed at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.03%

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China shares mixed at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Gas, Water & Multiutilities , Utilities and Electricity sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil Equipment Services & Distribution , Retailers and Banking sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite rose 0.03%, while the SZSE Component index fell 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Eastern Communications Co Ltd A (SS: 600776 ), which rose 10.03% or 0.580 points to trade at 6.360 at the close. Ningbo Peacebird Fashion Co Ltd (SS: 603877 ) added 10.00% or 1.79 points to end at 19.69 and Hangzhou First PV Material Co Ltd (SS: 603806 ) was up 7.13% or 1.89 points to 28.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Furen Pharmaceutical Group Industry Co Ltd (SS: 600781 ), which lost 10.00% or 1.660 points to trade at 14.940 in late trade. Zhejiang Langdi Group Co Ltd (SS: 603726 ) declined 9.99% or 2.670 points to end at 24.060 and Autobio Diagnostics Co Ltd (SS: 603658 ) shed 9.72% or 5.870 points to 54.530.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Zhejiang Longsheng Auto Parts Co Ltd (SZ: 002625 ) which rose 9.62% to 9.69, Searainbow Holding Corp (SZ: 000503 ) which was up 7.62% to settle at 18.92 and Tangshan Jidong Cement Co Ltd (SZ: 000401 ) which gained 5.47% to close at 13.50.

The worst performers were Lepu Medical Tech Beijing (SZ: 300003 ) which was down 10.01% to 26.88 in late trade, Huadong Medicine Co Ltd (SZ: 000963 ) which lost 10.00% to settle at 29.88 and Jiangsu Nhwa Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (SZ: 002262 ) which was down 9.99% to 10.09 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 752 to 624 and 100 ended unchanged on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The CBOE China Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Shanghai Composite options, was unchanged 0.00% to 27.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.08% or 0.95 to $1244.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.87% or 0.45 to hit $51.04 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.85% or 0.51 to trade at $59.55 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.03% to 6.8805, while EUR/CNY fell 0.15% to 7.8227.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 96.805.

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