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ASTRAZENECA PHARMA Surges by 6%; BSE HEALTHCARE Index Up 0.6%
Wed, 7 Aug 03:20 PM

ASTRAZENECA PHARMA share price has zoomed 6% and is presently trading at Rs 1,959.

Meanwhile, the BSE HEALTHCARE Index is at 12,695 (up 0.6%).

Among the top Gainers in the BSE HEALTHCARE Index today is ASTRAZENECA PHARMA (up 5.5%).

DR. REDDYS LAB (down 0.1%) and SANOFI INDIA (down 0.1%) are among the top losers today.

Over the last one year, ASTRAZENECA PHARMA has moved up from Rs 1,688 to Rs 1,959, registering a gain of Rs 271 (up 16.1%).

On the other hand, the BSE HEALTHCARE has moved down from 14,614 to 12,695, loss of 1,919 points (down 13.9%) during the last 12 months.

The top gainers among the BSE HEALTHCARE Index stocks during this same period were PROCTER & GAMBLE HEALTH (up 88.7%), DIVIS LABORATORIES (up 37.0%) and APOLLO HOSPITALS (up 34.0%).

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What About the Benchmark Indices?

The BSE Sensex is at 37,105 (down 0.8%).

The top gainers among the BSE Sensex stocks today are HUL (up 2.1%), YES BANK (up 1.6%) and HERO MOTOCORP (up 1.5%). Other gainers include SUN PHARMA (up 1.3%) and INDUSIND BANK (up 0.7%). The most traded stocks in the BSE Sensex are YES BANK and INFOSYS.

In the meantime, NSE Nifty is at 10,976 (down 0.8%). ZEE ENTERTAINMENT (up 6.5%) is among the top gainers in NSE Nifty.

Over the last 12 months, the BSE Sensex has moved up from 37,692 to 37,105, registering a gain of -587 points (up -2.7%).

ASTRAZENECA PHARMA Financial Update...

ASTRAZENECA PHARMA net profit down at Rs 98 million for the quarter ended March 2019, compared to a loss of Rs 291 million a year ago. Net Sales declined 11.6% to Rs 1.9 billion during the period as against Rs 2.2 billion in January-March 2018.

For the year ended March 2018, ASTRAZENECA PHARMA reported 29.2% increase in net profit to Rs 259.0 million compared to net profit of Rs 200.0 million during FY17.

Revenue of the company grew 4.3% to Rs 6 billion during FY18.

The current Price to earnings ratio of ASTRAZENECA PHARMA, based on rolling 12 month earnings, stands at 90.0x.



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