Stock market update: Nifty Pharma index advances 2.37%

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

Shares of Zydus Lifesciences(up 5.24 per cent), Lupin(up 5.15 per cent), Ipca Laboratories(up 4.81 per cent), Laurus(up 4.14 per cent) and Cipla(up 3.23 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.

On the other hand, Granules India(down 1.56 per cent), Abbott India(down 1.01 per cent) and Strides Pharma Science(down 0.13 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.

The Nifty Pharma index closed 2.37 per cent up at 12982.35.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended down 6.15 points at 17382.0, while the BSE Sensex stood down 51.73 points at 58298.8.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 31 ended in the green, while 19 closed in the red.

Shares of Zomato Ltd., YES Bank,

, Tata Steel and

were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of





hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while


, Melstar Info, Debock Sales & Mktg and

hit their fresh 52-week lows.