Stock market update: Nifty Pharma index advances 1.65%

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

Shares of Strides Pharma Science(up 5.18 per cent), Gland Pharma(up 5.08 per cent), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries(up 3.82 per cent), Torrent Pharmaceuticals(up 3.12 per cent) and Zydus Lifesciences(up 2.23 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.

On the other hand, Alkem Laboratories(down 1.68 per cent), Aurobindo Pharma(down 1.44 per cent), Abbott India(down 1.41 per cent) and Biocon(down 0.55 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.

The Nifty Pharma index closed 1.65 per cent up at 12629.5.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended down 25.85 points at 15782.15, while the BSE Sensex stood down 136.69 points at 52793.62.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 25 ended in the green, while 25 closed in the red.

Shares of

, Zomato Ltd.,

, YES Bank and PNB were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of Avro India,

, Penta Gold,

and Lexus Granito(India)hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while

, Oracle, Honeywell,

and Emami hit their fresh 52-week lows.