Shares of Strides Pharma Science(up 2.86 per cent), Natco Pharma(up 1.38 per cent), Zydus Lifesciences(up 1.11 per cent), Glenmark Pharmaceuticals(up 1.05 per cent) and Biocon(up 0.86 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.
On the other hand, Torrent Pharmaceuticals(down 1.9 per cent), Divis Laboratories(down 1.67 per cent), Gland Pharma(down 1.36 per cent), Dr Reddys Laboratories(down 1.23 per cent) and Ipca Laboratories(down 0.98 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.
The Nifty Pharma index closed 0.37 per cent down at 13758.45.
Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended down 149.75 points at 17807.65, while the BSE Sensex stood down 566.09 points at 59610.41.
Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 20 ended in the green, while 30 closed in the red.
Shares of YES Bank, Vodafone Idea, Tata Power, Shree Ren Sug and SAIL were among the most traded shares on the NSE.
Shares of Lokesh Machines, TheBykeHospitality, Deep Industries, Shaily Engg Pla and Nalwa Sons Invst hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while Uravi T and Wedge, Felix Industries, SP Refractories Ltd., Debock Sales & Mktg and Shaily Engg Pla hit their fresh 52-week lows.