N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: Although the movement of the people have been in halt due to government imposed lockdown in the Kathmandu Valley and other areas after the spread of COVID-19, the stock market did not seem to be negatively affected. As most of the investors traded shares through online system, the NEPSE index has risen by 12.77 points today.
According to the Nepal Stock Exchange, the NEPSE index has risen by 12.77 points to reach 1,410.34 points. While the Sensitive Index rises by 1.19 points to 289.55 points. A total of 2.4 million shares of 184 companies were traded, with the total turnover of Rs 1.11 billion.
Of the total 12 subgroups traded, shares of three subgroups closed at red while remaining nine subgroups closed at green. Hydropower decreased by 1.38 points, Trading by 2.56 points and Mutual Funds by 0.03 points. Likewise, Finance increased by 6.03 points, Banking by 4.80 points, Development Banks by 7.93 points, Hotels by 23.94 points, Life Insurance by 173.84 points, Manufacturing/Processing by 88.23 points, Microfinance by 23.61 points, Non life Insurance by 233.22 points, Others by 4.14 points and Microfinance by 23.61 points.
Today, NECO Insurance Limited (NIL) is in the top position in terms of turnover. The company topped the list with a turnover of Rs 146.43 million. Similarly, Shivam Cement Limited (SHIVM) Rs 71.987 million, Nepal Reinsurance Company Limited (NRIC) Rs 66.81 million and Nepal Life Insurance Company Limited (NLIC) Rs 57.46 million.
According to the NEPSE, Samriddhi Finance Company Limited (SFCL) gained 9.77 percent, NECO Insurance Limited (NIL) 7.24 percent, Taragaon Regency Hotel (TRH) 6.50 percent and Rastriya Bima Company Limited (RBCL) 6.37 percent.
Likewise, investors of Panchakanya Mai Hydropower Limited (PMHPL) lost 3.70 per cent, Union Hydropower Limited (UNHPL) 3.28 per cent, Sadhana Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (SDLBSL) 2.72 percent, Sanjen Hydropower Company Limited (SJCL) 2.19 per cent and Khanikhola Hydropower Company (KKHC) 2.04 per cent.
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