The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index plunged by 21.21 points over last week to settle at 369.78 points on Thursday, the last trading day.
Last week, the secondary market started by positively gaining 17.43 points to reach 390.98 points on Sunday, the first trading day while the trend went downward on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday losing 9.4 points, 8.55 points and 7.5 points, respectively.
However, the index slightly gained 4.24 points on Thursday to settle at 369.78 points.
Over a week, the secondary market traded with 109 companies registering a turnover of Rs. 301.3 million through 7666 transactions while it had traded with 120 companies registering Rs. 242.8 million through 5321 transactions, the previous week.
The transaction amount registered an increment by 25.55 percent last week compared to the amount, the previous week.
Of the total transaction, Group A companies alone contributed Rs. 211.2 million which is 70.09 percent of the total turnover.
As per the sub-indices of NEPSE, almost all the groups posted negative growth - commercial bank (25.90 points), manufacturing group (0.31 point), hotel (1.31 points), other (29.37 points), hydropower (35.53 points), insurance (6.64 points), finance (1.41 points) and development bank (10.28 points).
However, trading group remained unchanged at 189.18 points over the five trading day, last week.
Kathmandu Limited (Rs. 57.40 million), Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (Rs. 27.42 million), Everest Bank (Rs. 19.51 million), Nabil Bank (Rs. 15.12 million) and Narayani National Finance (Rs.14.36 million) were the top five companies to hold highest transactions, last week. nepalnews.com