The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index has lost 18.75 points to settle at 404.25 points compared to 423 points on Sunday, last week.
The political consensus regarding the peace and constitution writing process between the political parties has been influencing the secondary share market in the recent days.
The NEPSE index witnessed continuous plunge for the three trading days, while the index witnessed a positive gain by 19.86 points on the last day of the trading day on Thursday following political consensus at the top level.
The secondary stock market had plunged by 2.47 points on Sunday, 18.26 points on Monday and 20.35 points on Wednesday. The market remained closed on Tuesday due to public holiday.
As per the sub-indices, commercial banks posted double digit negative growth of 15.92 points, other 71.65 points, and hydropower 21.24 points while manufacturing group posted meager positive growth of 0.23 points, insurance 12.21 points, and finance 2.83 points.
However, hotel and trade groups remained unchanged at 436.94 points and 196.19 points, respectively, over last week.
Last week, NEPSE traded with 114 companies registering the transaction of over Rs. 329.4 million through 4831 transactions while it had traded with 106 companies registering the transaction of over Rs. 487.14 million through 6523 transactions.
Of the total transaction amount, Group A companies alone contributed Rs. 247.4 million which is 75.11 percent of the total turnover.
Bank of Kathmandu (Rs. 57.70 million), Everest Bank (Rs. 39.54 million), Chileme Hydropower Company (Rs. 19.17 million), Standard Chartered Bank (Rs. 16.26 million) and Sanima Bank (16.14 million) were the top five companies to register the highest transaction last week. nepalnews.com