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China stocks higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.27%

Published 03/30/2018, 03:35 AM
© Reuters.  China stocks higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.27%
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Investing.com – China stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Software & Computer Services, Technology and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite gained 0.27%, while the SZSE Component index climbed 1.05%.

The best performers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Inesa Intelligent Tech Inc A (SS:600602), which rose 10.06% or 0.720 points to trade at 7.880 at the close. Meanwhile, Hubei Zhenhua Chemical Co Ltd (SS:603067) added 10.04% or 1.320 points to end at 14.470 and Wuhan DDMC Culture Co Ltd (SS:600136) was up 10.03% or 1.49 points to 16.34 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were DELIXI XINJIANG Transportation Co Ltd (SS:603032), which fell 10.01% or 5.43 points to trade at 48.83 at the close. Winsan Shanghai Medical Science and Technology Co Ltd (SS:600767) declined 4.99% or 0.340 points to end at 6.480 and Sinopec Oilfield Service Corp (SS:600871) was down 4.69% or 0.100 points to 2.030.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Beijing SuperMap Software Co Ltd (SZ:300036) which rose 10.01% to 20.77, Chengdu CORPRO Technology Co Ltd (SZ:300101) which was up 10.01% to settle at 17.37 and Sichuan Kelun Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (SZ:002422) which gained 10.00% to close at 31.80.

The worst performers were Shenzhen Everwin Precision Tech (SZ:300115) which was down 4.08% to 18.57 in late trade, Hangzhou Binjiang Real Estate Group Co Ltd (SZ:002244) which lost 2.76% to settle at 7.39 and Thaihot Group Co Ltd (SZ:000732) which was down 2.71% to 27.68 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Shanghai Stock Exchange by 945 to 349 and 75 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sinopec Oilfield Service Corp (SS:600871) fell to 5-year lows; losing 4.69% or 0.100 to 2.030. Shares in Beijing SuperMap Software Co Ltd (SZ:300036) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 10.01% or 1.89 to 20.77. Shares in Sichuan Kelun Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (SZ:002422) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 10.00% or 2.89 to 31.80.

The CBOE China Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Shanghai Composite options, was down 11.65% to 26.85.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.06% or 0.80 to $1325.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.79% or 0.51 to hit $64.89 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $69.44 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.30% to 6.2713, while EUR/CNY fell 0.07% to 7.7317.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 89.75.

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