NEPSE Index Records Strong Gain and Highest Turnover in Months

Today, the NEPSE (Nepal Stock Exchange) index closed at 2,020.64, marking an impressive increase of 34.17 points from the previous trading day’s closing. This gain of 1.72% is particularly notable, considering the index had already gained 7.79 points yesterday. In fact, the index concluded at its highest level in 3.5 months, surpassing the levels seen on February 27, 2023, when it stood at 2,023.54.

The trading day began with the index opening at 1,989.43 and reaching its intraday low at 1,977.52. However, it rebounded strongly, reaching a high of 1,972.00 before finally closing at 2,020.64.

A total of 270 scrips were traded via 70,759 transactions, resulting in the exchange of 10,801,693 shares with a turnover amount of Rs. 4.12 Arba. This turnover amount represents a significant increase compared to the previous trading day’s turnover of Rs. 2.88 Arba. In fact, it is the highest turnover recorded in almost 5 months, since January 18, 2023, when the turnover amount reached Rs. 4.98 Arba.

Among the traded shares, SHIVAM CEMENTS LTD (SHIVM) had the highest turnover of Rs. 27.66 crores, closing at a market price of Rs. 506.50 per share.

Wean Nepal Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (WNLB) saw a notable gain of 10% and hit the positive circuit for the day, demonstrating a positive market sentiment.

On the other hand, Prabhu Smart Fund (PRSF) experienced the highest decline, losing 3.93% during the trading session.

Despite the fluctuations, all sector indices closed in the green zone, with the “Manufacturing and Processing” sector witnessing the highest gain of 4.32%. The “Banking” sector recorded the least gain, with an increase of 0.61% during the trading day.

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