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NATCO PHARMA Surges by 8%; BSE HEALTHCARE Index Up 3.9%
Fri, 20 Mar 09:28 AM

NATCO PHARMA share price has zoomed 8% and is presently trading at Rs 544.

Meanwhile, the BSE HEALTHCARE Index is at 11,853 (up 3.9%).

Among the top Gainers in the BSE HEALTHCARE Index today are NATCO PHARMA (up 7.8%) and IPCA LABS (up 14.9%).

ERIS LIFESCIENCES LIMITED (down 1.5%) and SHILPA MEDICARE (down 5.0%) are among the top losers today.

Over the last one year, NATCO PHARMA has moved down from Rs 598 to Rs 544, registering a loss of Rs 54 (down 9.0%).

On the other hand, the BSE HEALTHCARE has moved down from 14,270 to 11,853, loss of 2,417 points (down 17.0%) during the last 12 months.

The top gainers among the BSE HEALTHCARE Index stocks during this same period were ABBOTT INDIA (up 88.2%), J.B.CHEMICALS (up 60.4%) and IPCA LABS (up 57.3%).

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What About the Benchmark Indices?

The BSE Sensex is at 28,687 (up 1.2%).

The top gainers among the BSE Sensex stocks today are POWER GRID (up 6.2%), ONGC (up 5.9%) and ITC (up 5.1%). Other gainers include BAJAJ AUTO (up 5.0%) and SUN PHARMA (up 4.4%). The most traded stocks in the BSE Sensex are SBI and ONGC.

In the meantime, NSE Nifty is at 8,441 (up 1.9%). The top gainers in the NSE Nifty include GAIL (up 7.9%), YES BANK (up 6.1%) and POWER GRID (up 5.6%). Other gainers include ONGC (up 5.6%) and JSW STEEL (up 5.1%) are among the top gainers in NSE Nifty.

Over the last 12 months, the BSE Sensex has moved down from 38,363 to 28,687, registering a loss of 9,676 points (down 25.36%).

NATCO PHARMA Financial Update...

NATCO PHARMA net profit down at Rs 1 billion for the quarter ended December 2019, compared to a loss of Rs 2 billion a year ago. Net Sales declined 13.4% to Rs 4.8 billion during the period as against Rs 5.6 billion in October-December 2018.

For the year ended March 2019, NATCO PHARMA reported 7.6% decrease in net profit to Rs 6.4 billion compared to net profit of Rs 7.0 billion during FY18.

Revenue of the company grew 4.9% to Rs 21 billion during FY19.

The current Price to earnings ratio of NATCO PHARMA, based on rolling 12 month earnings, stands at 4.1x.

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