Chinese shares close mixed Wednesday

BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.19 percent, at 2,976.28 points.

The Shenzhen Component Index closed 0.05 percent higher at 9,122.43 points.

The combined turnover of stocks in the two indices stood at 391.7 billion yuan (about $57.02 billion), shrinking from 513.3 billion yuan the previous trading day.

Most stocks fell. The Shanghai bourse saw 679 gainers and 678 losers, while losers outnumbered gainers by 1,091 to 936 in Shenzhen.

Companies in the environmental protection and non-ferrous metal industries were among the biggest losers.

Fujian Longma Environmental Sanitation Equipment Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of environmental-protection devices and facilities, lost 9.98 percent to 20.47 yuan per share, while Henan Yuguang Gold & Lead Co., Ltd., smelting and dealing non-ferrous metals, dropped by the daily limit of 10 percent to close at 5.19 yuan per share.

The ChiNext Index, China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, grew 0.41 percent to close at 1,504.55 points.