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NATCO PHARMA Surges by 5%; BSE HEALTHCARE Index Up 1.0%
Tue, 6 Aug 10:10 AM

NATCO PHARMA share price has zoomed 5% and is presently trading at Rs 561.

Meanwhile, the BSE HEALTHCARE Index is at 12,572 (up 1.0%).

Among the top Gainers in the BSE HEALTHCARE Index today is NATCO PHARMA (up 5.0%).

GSK PHARMA (down 0.2%) and SANOFI INDIA (down 0.2%) are among the top losers today.

Over the last one year, NATCO PHARMA has moved down from Rs 820 to Rs 561, registering a loss of Rs 259 (down 31.6%).

On the other hand, the BSE HEALTHCARE has moved down from 14,614 to 12,572, loss of 2,042 points (down 14.0%) during the last 12 months.

The top gainers among the BSE HEALTHCARE Index stocks during this same period were PROCTER & GAMBLE HEALTH (up 91.0%), APOLLO HOSPITALS (up 34.9%) and DIVIS LABORATORIES (up 33.6%).

What About the Benchmark Indices?

The BSE Sensex is at 36,933 (up 0.3%).

The top gainers among the BSE Sensex stocks today are YES BANK (up 3.7%), HERO MOTOCORP (up 2.2%) and INDUSIND BANK (up 1.9%). Other gainers include MARUTI SUZUKI (up 1.7%) and L&T (up 1.7%). The most traded stocks in the BSE Sensex are YES BANK and ICICI BANK.

In the meantime, NSE Nifty is at 10,939 (up 0.4%). INDIABULLS HOU. FIN. (up 5.1%) is among the top gainers in NSE Nifty.

Over the last 12 months, the BSE Sensex has moved up from 37,692 to 36,933, registering a gain of -759 points (up -2.3%).

NATCO PHARMA Financial Update...

NATCO PHARMA net profit down at Rs 1 billion for the quarter ended March 2019, compared to a loss of Rs 2 billion a year ago. Net Sales declined 18.1% to Rs 4.6 billion during the period as against Rs 5.6 billion in January-March 2018.

For the year ended March 2018, NATCO PHARMA reported 43.4% increase in net profit to Rs 7.0 billion compared to net profit of Rs 4.8 billion during FY17.

Revenue of the company grew 6.6% to Rs 22 billion during FY18.

The current Price to earnings ratio of NATCO PHARMA, based on rolling 12 month earnings, stands at 3.2x.

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