Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index went down by 45.07 points on the second trading day of the week, closing at 2,782.86, a 1.59 per cent plunge, on Monday.

The country's sole secondary market saw all three indices -- benchmark index, sensitive index and float index -- in red today.

The sensitive index measuring the performance of Class 'A' stocks went down by 1.28 per cent or 6.50 points to 500.55 points.

Similarly, the float index that gauges the performance of shares actually traded also fell by 1.49 per cent or 2.90 points to 192.12 points.

A total of 30,888,695 units of shares of altogether 218 companies were traded at Rs 13.909 billion in the market today. After the share transaction, market capitalisation stood at Rs 3.861 trillion.

All the sub-indices recorded a loss today except for the mutual fund index which recorded a 0.24 per cent increase or a 0.04 point rise to 14.71 points.

The Non Life insurance index led the pack of the losers with a 380.88 point fall to 14,444.80 points, a 2.57 per cent change, followed by the life insurance index with 356.90 points dip to 18,176.88 points - a 1.93 per cent decrease.

Meanwhile, all ten top losers in today's trading day were hydropower companies.

Radhi Bidyut Company Ltd (RADHI) was the top gainer today with 114 point increase leading its share price to Rs 1256 per unit.

RADHI was also the forerunner in two categories - turnover and top transactions with 726,264 of its shares traded that amounted to Rs 910 million with 4,631 transactions.

The National Hydro Power Company Limited was the top company in terms of trading volume with 1,102,511 of its shares traded.