Shares of Torrent Pharmaceuticals (down 0.95 per cent), Lupin (down 0.93 per cent), Aurobindo Pharma (down 0.68 per cent), Cipla (down 0.65 per cent) and Divi’s Laboratories (down 0.45 per cent) were the top losers in the index.
While Cadila Healthcare (up 1.04 per cent), Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (up 0.98 per cent), Biocon (up 0.55 per cent) and Alkem Laboratories (up 0.22 per cent) were among the top gainers.
The Nifty Pharma index was trading 0.13 per cent down at 12568.5 around 02:23PM.
Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was down 64.70 points at 15144.2, while the BSE Sensex was down 293.9 points at 51409.93.
Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 25 were trading in the green, while 25 were in the red.
Shares of PNB, Bank of Baroda, Vodafone Idea, YES Bank and Central Bank Ind were among the most traded shares on the NSE.
Shares of Central Bank of India, The New India Assurance, IOB, NBCC and Union Bank India hit their fresh 52 week high in today’s trade, while Vera Synthetic Ltd., Jiya Eco Products Ltd., Sanwaria Consumer Ltd., Radha Madhav Corporation Ltd., Osia Hyper Retail Ltd. and Marine Electricals (India) Ltd. hit fresh 52 week low in trade.