NEPSE Index Surges 2.85%: Finance Ministry’s Commitment Boosts Confidence in Nepalese Stock Market

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) Index demonstrated a noteworthy surge, gaining 58.58 points or 2.85% compared to the previous day’s closing, concluding at 2,111.24 points. In the preceding trading session, the index had also experienced a positive trend, accumulating a gain of 22.10 points. The day’s trading activities commenced with the index opening at 2,065.63, touching an intraday low of 2,064.08, and reaching an intraday high of 2,111.24, ultimately settling at this peak as the closing figure.

Acknowledging the pivotal role of the stock market in the nation’s economic development, the Finance Ministry emphasized the necessity for a collective effort to address prevailing issues and expedite initiatives. The unwavering commitment of the finance minister towards enhancing the stock market has created a positive atmosphere, fostering growth and confidence within the sector.

In the course of today’s trading, a total of 305 different stocks were exchanged through 82,746 transactions. The volume of shares traded amounted to 10,609,597 with a total turnover of Rs. 4.55 Arba. The market capitalization stood at Rs. 33.18 Kharba, with a float market capitalization of Rs. 11.30 Kharba.

SHIVAM CEMENTS LTD (SHIVM) emerged as the top performer in terms of turnover, reaching Rs. 37.19 crores and closing at a market price of Rs. 554.

Five companies experienced a positive circuit today, contributing to the overall optimistic market sentiment. On the contrary, Himalayan 80-20 (H8020) recorded the highest loss of 2.57%, followed by Molung Hydropower Company Limited (MHCL) with a loss of 2.53%.

Notably, all sector indices concluded in the green, with the “Life Insurance Index” leading the pack with the highest gain of 5.44%, while the “HydroPower Index” recorded the least gain at 0.99%. This robust performance across various sectors reflects a positive trajectory in the Nepalese stock market.


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