Stock market update: Nifty Pharma index advances 1.58%

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NEW DELHI: The Nifty Pharma index closed on a positive note on Thursday.

Shares of Strides Pharma Science(up 5.35 per cent), Biocon(up 4.03 per cent), Glenmark Pharmaceuticals(up 2.6 per cent), Lupin(up 2.55 per cent) and Granules India(up 2.3 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.

On the other hand, Natco Pharma(down 0.53 per cent), Aurobindo Pharma(down 0.19 per cent) and Pfizer(down 0.12 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.

The Nifty Pharma index closed 1.58 per cent up at 12127.2.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended up 143.35 points at 15556.65, while the BSE Sensex stood up 443.19 points at 52265.72.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 44 ended in the green, while 6 closed in the red.

Shares of



, Zomato Ltd. and SAIL were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of Rachana Infrastructure Ltd., Globesecure Technologies Ltd.,

, Globe Intl. Carriers and

hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while Star Health, Maha Rashtra,



hit their fresh 52-week lows.