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Stock market update: Nifty Pharma index advances 0.11%

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

Shares of Natco Pharma(up 6.61 per cent), Aurobindo Pharma(up 3.05 per cent), Granules India(up 2.46 per cent), Divis Laboratories(up 0.78 per cent) and Biocon(up 0.61 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.

On the other hand, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals(down 1.09 per cent), Ipca Laboratories(down 0.77 per cent), Laurus(down 0.72 per cent), Alembic Pharmaceuticals(down 0.72 per cent) and Alkem Laboratories(down 0.71 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.

The Nifty Pharma index closed 0.11 per cent up at 12780.4.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended up 5.4 points at 17345.45, while the BSE Sensex stood up 20.86 points at 58136.36.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 27 ended in the green, while 23 closed in the red.

Shares of YES Bank, Zomato Ltd.,



were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of

, YES Bank,


Ltd. and JK Paper hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while KCK Industries Ltd., SKP Bearing Industries Ltd., Birla Tyres,


hit their fresh 52-week lows.