Nepse Market Summary April 24 2024

Source: Sharesansar

The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) Index saw a slight gain of 0.15 points, settling at 1,969.17 points at the close of trading today, following a loss of 15.41 points in the previous session.

Opening at 1,969.41, the trading day witnessed fluctuations as the index reached an intraday high of 1,979.57 before dipping to an intraday low of 1,963.34.

With a bustling trading environment, 313 different stocks were exchanged in 36,483 transactions. The total volume of shares traded stood at 7,284,272, reflecting a total turnover of Rs. 2.53 Arba. The market capitalization closed at Rs. 31.22 Kharba, with a float market capitalization of Rs. 10.54 Kharba.

Nepal Reinsurance Company Limited Promoter Share (NRICP) emerged as the highlight of the day with a turnover of Rs. 63.30 Crore, closing at a market price of Rs. 281.00.

Similarly, Pokhara Finance Ltd. (PFL) showed the highest gain of 10%, followed by Gurans Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (GLBSL) with a gain of 9.92%.


Conversely, Mai Khola Hydropower Limited (MKHL) faced a decline, losing 7.84% to close at Rs. 470.

In terms of sector, Three sector Indices concluded in positive territory, with the “Finance Index” leading with a gain of 2.44%. However, the “Hotel And Tourism Index” witnessed a decline of 0.44%.

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