The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index jumped by 1.3 per cent or 38.32 points to rest at 2,983.10 points today. In doing so, the benchmark index breached the earlier record of 2,960.15 points set on June 8.

Meanwhile, the sensitive index, which measures the performance of class 'A' stocks, advanced by 2.19 per cent or 11.54 points to 539.41 points. The float index that gauges performances of shares actually traded also rose by 1.43 per cent or 2.92 points to 206.74 points.

Altogether nearly 37.07 million shares of 220 companies were traded through 182,430 transactions today that amounted to Rs 19.55 billion - a record high daily turnover in the country's sole secondary market.

The earlier highest daily turnover was recorded on June 6 at Rs 17.27 billion, when 37.45 million shares of 218 companies changed hands through 171,060 transactions.

Of all the companies whose shares were traded today, share value of 127 went up, five was stable and that of 88 fell.

Seven of the subgroups recorded gains today.

Development banks led the pack of gainers with a surge of 8.24 per cent or 388.24 points to 5,099.88 points.

Among the six subgroups to land in the red, trading lost the most - 1.06 per cent or 43.71 points to close at 4,080.94 points.

Karnali Development Bank was the top gainer today, with its share price soaring by the permissible daily limit of 10 per cent to Rs 396.

Nepal Insurance Co Ltd was the top loser, as its share price fell by 4.15 per cent to Rs 1,040.

Meanwhile, National Hydro Power Co topped in terms of trading volume and number of transactions with 1.80 million of its shares traded through 5,008 transactions.

Arun Valley Hydropower Development had the highest daily turnover among the traded companies today at Rs 722.98 million.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 14, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.