Our trio of China-specific ETFs continues the same trend we've been seeing lately. One of the large-cap ETFs, today it was the Power Shares Golden Drgaon Halter USX China ETF (NYSE:PGJ) books a small gain. The other, that being the iShares/FTSE Xinhua China 25 Index (NYSE:FXI), suffers a small loss and both are outdone by the Claymore/AlphaShares China SmallCap ETF (NYSE:HAO), which hit another 52-week high today.
With Shanghai closed, the action in Chines large-caps was tepid at best. Melco Crown Entertainment (Nasdaq:MPEL) led the winners with a jump of nearly 4%. Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL) and Suntech Power (NYSE:STP) each added almost 3%. After that, no other large-cap gained over 2%.
Silvercorp Metals (NYSE:SVM) popped almost 1.9% while China Real Estate Investment (Nasdaq:CRIC) and Home Inns & Hotels Management (Nasdaq:HMIN) each added more than 1.7%. Aluminum Corp. of China (NYSE:ACH) and Shanda Games (Nasdaq:GAMES) were both up by about 1.5%. WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE:WX) jumped 1.3% while Huaneng Power rounds out the large-cap winners with a gain of 1.2%.
The losers were also tame today with Synutra (Nasdaq:SYUT) leading that group with a loss of nearly 4%. Sina (Nasdaq:SINA) took a break from its bullish ways to add almost 4% as well. Mindray Medical (NYSE:MR) shed 2.7%. Perfect World (Nasdaq:PWRD) and Sohu.com (Nasdaq:SOHU) were the only large-caps to lose more than 2% on the day.
China Unicom (NYSE:CHU) slipped almost 1.8% after an analyst downgrade. Sohu.com (Nasdaq:SOHU) also gave up 1.8% on the day. China Yuchai (Nasdaq:CYD), 51job (Nasdaq:JOBS) and Cnooc (NYSE:CEO) round out the large-cap losers, all losing more than 1.1% but not more than 1.45%.
Chinese small-caps were a bit more exciting, per usual. China Precision Steel (Nasdaq:CPSL) surged 15.5%. Origin Agritech (Nasdaq:SEED) was no slouch either, jumping 14.2%. HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries (AMEX:HQS) and Xinhua Sports & Entertainment (Nasdaq:XSEL) each surged more than 12% to cap the double-digit winners.
Noah Education (NYSE:NED) popped by almost 9% and Agria (NYSE:GRO) added nearly 7%. China Nepstar Chain Drugstore (NYSE:NPD) and Gushan Environmental (NYSE:GU) both gained more than 4%. Chindex (Nasdaq:CHDX) and Zhongpin (Nasdaq:HOGS) each rallied by over 3% to round out the small-cap winners.
The losers weren't too bad at all today. American Dairy (NYSE:ADY) and China-Biotics (Nasdaq:CHBT) each shed about 6%. Winner Medical (Nasdaq:WWIN) lost 5.7%. China Integrated Energy (Nasdaq:CBEH) and China Information Technology (Nasdaq:CNIT) were the only other small-caps to lose more than 4%.
China Fire & Security Group (Nasdaq:CFSG) slipped by almost 3.8% while Cogo (Nasdaq:COGO) gave up nearly 3.7%. Qiao Xing Universal (Nasdaq:XING) shed 3.3% A-Power Energy Generation (Nasdaq:APWR) continues to lose ground, giving up almost 2.9% on the day while Tiens Biotech (AMEX:TBV) dropped 2.7% to cap the losers.