The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index lost 39.32 points over last week following the dissolution of Constituent Assembly (CA), clearly showing that the share investors are discouraged by the country's situation.
The index increased by 14.28 points to 412.87 points on Sunday amid hopes for political stability after promulgation of the constitution. But the trend did not last after May 27 constitutional debacle.
The index plunged to 391.90 points on Tuesday, the first trading day after the dissolution of CA and it further dipped to 373.21 points on Wednesday.
However, it slightly increased by 0.35 points to settle at 373.55 points on Thursday, the last trading day last week.
As per the sub-indices of NEPSE, almost all the groups posted negative growth - commercial bank 49.53 points, manufacturing group 6.64 points, other 58.73 points, hydropower 84.92 points, insurance 10.87 points, finance 1.60 points and development bank 7.90 points.
However, hotel group posted positive growth of 55.80 points while trading group remained unchanged at 189.18 points over the four trading day last week.
Over a week, the secondary market registered a turnover of Rs. 242.8 million while the same turnover was Rs. 372.39 million, the previous week.
The NEPSE traded with 120 companies holding 5321 transactions while it had traded with 120 companies holding 6,962 transactions, the previous week.
Of the total transaction, Group A companies alone contributed Rs. 176.5 million which is 73.56 percent of the total turnover.
Kathmandu Limited (Rs. 63.34 million), Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (Rs. 25.57 million), Everest Bank (Rs. 14.69 million), Nabil Bank (Rs. 13.65 million) and Prime Commercial Bank (Rs.12.20 million) were the top five companies to hold highest transactions over last week. nepalnews.com