KATHMANDU: The stock market has risen this week. The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index has risen by about 20 points this week.
NEPSE, which closed at 2547.04 points last week, has increased by 0.78 percent or 19.75 points this week and closed at 2566.79 points.
The market was open on 4 out of 5 trading days this week. Out of which, the market closed lower on two trading days and closed higher on two trading days. Of the 3.5 billion shares traded on a daily basis last week, only 2.5 billion shares have been traded on a daily average this week.
This week’s average daily turnover is 27.28 percent lower than last week’s.
Similarly, the average daily turnover of this week has decreased by 20.25 percent and the daily average number of shares has decreased by 30.06 percent.
Along with NEPSE, the market capitalization has also improved this week. The market capitalization of NEPSE, which was Rs 36.07 trillion last week, has increased by Rs 29 billion this year to Rs 36.37 trillion.
Out of 13 subgroups, the index of 11 subgroups has increased this week while the index of the remaining two subgroups has decreased.
The development bank subgroup index has risen the most at 3.11 percent this week. The index of this subgroup, which closed at 4308.47 points last week, has increased by 133.89 points this week and reached 4442.36 points.
Similarly, the hotel and tourism and investment subgroup index rose 1.5 percent this week. The trade subgroup fell the most at 1.77 percent in the past seven days.
Likewise, on the basis of points, the index of life insurance sub-group has declined the most by 79.71 percent on this day.
The share price of Malung Khola Hydropower Company has risen the most by 11.38 percent this week. Similarly, shares of Karnali Development Bank, Jyoti Vikas Bank, Api Power and Nyadi Hydropower have risen sharply this week. Shares of Reliance Life Insurance fell the most at 9.09 percent this week. The stocks including Swabhiman Microfinance, Greenlife Hydropower, Shivshree Hydropower have been included in the list of Most Popular Buy Stock. Similarly, stocks including Excel Development Bank, Nerude Microfinance, NIC Asia Bank are among the Most Popular Selling Stocks.