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AJANTA PHARMA Surges by 5%; BSE HEALTHCARE Index Up 1.5%
Thu, 26 Mar 09:30 AM

AJANTA PHARMA share price has zoomed 5% and is presently trading at Rs 1,185.

Meanwhile, the BSE HEALTHCARE Index is at 11,668 (up 1.5%).

Among the top Gainers in the BSE HEALTHCARE Index today are AJANTA PHARMA (up 5.5%) and FDC LTD. (up 10.7%).

FORTIS HEALTHCARE (down 0.8%) and TORRENT PHARMA (down 1.0%) are among the top losers today.

Over the last one year, AJANTA PHARMA has moved up from Rs 1,001 to Rs 1,185, registering a gain of Rs 185 (up 14.9%).

On the other hand, the BSE HEALTHCARE has moved down from 14,114 to 11,668, loss of 2,446 points (down 17.8%) during the last 12 months.

The top gainers among the BSE HEALTHCARE Index stocks during this same period were ABBOTT INDIA (up 91.7%), J.B.CHEMICALS (up 46.5%) and IPCA LABS (up 37.3%).

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What About the Benchmark Indices?

The BSE Sensex is at 29,084 (up 1.1%).

The top gainers among the BSE Sensex stocks today are INDUSIND BANK (up 10.0%), AXIS BANK (up 6.2%) and TECH MAHINDRA (up 5.1%). Other gainers include INFOSYS (up 4.8%) and SUN PHARMA (up 4.0%). The most traded stocks in the BSE Sensex are ICICI BANK and AXIS BANK.

In the meantime, NSE Nifty is at 8,461 (up 1.0%). The top gainers in the NSE Nifty include INDUSIND BANK (up 10.0%), AXIS BANK (up 7.1%) and TECH MAHINDRA (up 4.8%). Other gainers include INFOSYS (up 4.8%) and BHARTI INFRATEL (up 4.7%) are among the top gainers in NSE Nifty.

Over the last 12 months, the BSE Sensex has moved down from 37,809 to 29,084, registering a loss of 8,725 points (down 23.71%).

AJANTA PHARMA Financial Update...

AJANTA PHARMA net profit stood at Rs 1 billion for the quarter ended December 2019, compared to a profit of Rs 669 million a year ago. Net Sales rose 34.2% to Rs 6.5 billion during the period as against Rs 4.9 billion in October-December 2018.

For the year ended March 2019, AJANTA PHARMA reported 17.4% decrease in net profit to Rs 3.9 billion compared to net profit of Rs 4.7 billion during FY18.

Revenue of the company grew 3.5% to Rs 21 billion during FY19.

The current Price to earnings ratio of AJANTA PHARMA, based on rolling 12 month earnings, stands at 23.7x.



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