With deepening political stalemate, Nepalese Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index lost 10.01 points to settle at 398.60 points over last week while the same stood at 25.75 points gain the previous week.
Last week, the secondary market remained opened for all the five trading days. The index went down by 8 points to 408.61 points on Sunday, the first trading day.
The index had soared by 5 points to close at 414.15 points on Monday and it again was on downward trend by 8 points to 406.08 points on Tuesday and further 20.42 points to 385.66 on Wednesday. However, the index regained 12.93 points to settle at 398.60 points on Thursday, the last trading day.
The secondary stock market registered a total turnover of Rs. 372.39 million while the same turnover was Rs. 369.19 million, the previous last week.
The NEPSE traded with 120 companies holding 6,962 transactions while it had traded with 104 companies holding 5,479 transactions, the previous week.
As per the sub-indices of NEPSE, commercial banks, manufacturing, others, hydropower, insurance, finance and development bank groups posted negative growth by 12.97 points, 6.64 points, 10.57 points, 24.86 points, 2.29 points, 0.08 points and 3.86 points, respectively. However, hotel group gained 10.30 points to close at 447.24 points.
Kathmandu Limited (Rs. 78.45 million), Everest Bank Limited (Rs. 31.65 million), Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (Rs. 27.63 million), Sanima Bank Limited (Rs. 17.33 million) and Prime Commercial Bank (Rs.15.46 million) are the top five companies to hold highest transactions over last week. Nepalnews.com