NEPSE Index Faces Substantial Decline: Market Highlights and Sector Dynamics

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) Index recorded a significant double-digit loss of 21.03 points, equivalent to 0.99%, compared to the previous day’s closing, concluding at 2,088.07 points. The index had experienced a substantial loss of 32.77 points in the trading session preceding this one.

The day’s trading session commenced with the index opening at 2,113.69. It fluctuated throughout the day, hitting an intraday low of 2,082.93 and reaching an intraday high of 2,132.63.

During the course of today’s trading activities, a total of 309 different stocks were traded in 128,356 transactions. The volume of shares traded amounted to 18,589,379, with a total turnover of Rs. 7.11 Arba. The market capitalization stood at Rs. 32.43 Kharba, accompanied by a float market capitalization of Rs. 11.16 Kharba.

Notably, SHIVAM CEMENTS LTD (SHIVM) emerged with the highest turnover, totaling Rs. 30.43 crores, and closed at a market price of Rs. 570.

On the positive side, ten companies experienced a positive circuit for the day. However, on the downside, Jyoti Bikash Bank Bond 2087 (JBBD87) and Nepal Republic Media Limited (NRM) suffered the highest loss, both at 10%, followed by Hathway Investment Nepal Limited (HATHY) at 9.85%.

Regarding sector indices, all sectors, with the exception of “HydroPower Index,” “Life Insurance,” “Non-Life Insurance,” and “Others Index,” closed in the red. The “Others Index” saw the highest gain at 0.97%, while the “Investment Index” incurred a loss of 3.89%.


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