Shares of Alembic Pharmaceuticals(up 0.57 per cent) and Natco Pharma(up 0.03 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.
On the other hand, Strides Pharma Science(down 2.1 per cent), Cadila Healthcare(down 1.8 per cent), Dr Reddys Laboratories(down 1.64 per cent), Biocon(down 1.48 per cent) and Aurobindo Pharma(down 1.22 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.
The Nifty Pharma index closed 0.89 per cent down at 14598.2.
Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended up 138.5 points at 18477.05, while the BSE Sensex stood up 459.64 points at 61765.59.
Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 32 ended in the green, while 18 closed in the red.
Shares of PNB, YES Bank, Tata Power, NALCO and Vodafone Idea were among the most traded shares on the NSE.
Shares of Bhagiradha Chem, SML Isuzu, Vishwaraj Sugar, United Drilling and INEOS Styrolution hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while Servotech Power Syst, Destiny Logistics & Infra Ltd., Pasupati Acrylon, Jiya Eco Products Lt and Coastal Corp hit their fresh 52-week lows.