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NEPSE Index Declines, Trading Volume Remains Robust

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) Index registered a decrease of 0.26% today, shedding 5.58 points to close at 2,079.71 levels. This decline follows a previous session gain of 6.22 points.

The trading session began with the index at 2,087.74 points. During the day, the index fluctuated, reaching an intraday high of 2,091.88 points and a low of 2,072.31 points before settling at the closing level of 2,079.71 points.

Today’s trading involved 306 stocks across 49,733 transactions, with a trading volume of 8,042,767 shares. The total turnover amounted to Rs. 3.99 Arba, while the market capitalization stood at Rs. 32.97 Kharba, and the float market capitalization was Rs. 11.19 Kharba.

NRN Infrastructure and Development Limited (NRN) led the market in turnover, achieving Rs. 19.03 crores and closing at Rs. 605 per share.

Meanwhile, Bhagawati Hydropower Development Company Limited (BGWT) recorded the highest gain, surging 10% and hitting the positive circuit breaker.

On the downside, Upper Lohore Khola Hydropower Company Limited (ULHC) experienced a notable decline, dropping 5.51% to close at Rs. 377 per share.

In terms of sector performance, four sector indices ended in the green. The “Mutual Fund Index” saw the highest sectoral gain of 4.92%, while the “Trading Index” recorded the largest loss of 1.03%.

Despite the overall index decline, the robust trading volume and mixed sectoral performance indicate sustained investor interest and varying dynamics across different segments of the Nepali stock market.


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