NEPSE Index Declines by 1.02% as Trading Remains Active

The NEPSE index had a downward trend and closed at 2,075.97 points, experiencing a loss of 21.32 points or 1.02% from the previous day. It had dropped significantly by 53.70 points in the preceding session.

Despite starting on a hopeful note at 2,096.72 points, the index faced fluctuations throughout the day. It reached a high of 2,113.74 points but also dipped to a low of 2,069.60 points before settling at the closing figure.

Trading activity remained active, with 276 scrips traded through 64,868 transactions. A total of 9,418,952 shares were traded, resulting in a turnover of Rs. 4.05 Arba. Although lower than the previous day’s turnover of Rs. 5.08 Arba, the market maintained a reasonable level of liquidity.

Himalayan Life Insurance Limited (HLI) was the most actively traded stock, with a turnover of Rs. 23.94 crores and a market price of Rs. 532 per share.

Laxmi Equity Fund (LEMF) experienced the most significant decrease, losing 8.95% of its value.

Among the sector indices, only the “Hotel and Tourism” sector had gains, growing by 2.07%. On the other hand, the “Life Insurance” sector saw the largest decline of 1.83%. This indicates varying performance across sectors, with the Hotel and Tourism sector showing strength while the Life Insurance sector faced setbacks.

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