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Best Pharma Stocks to Buy

For over a decade, India has been hailed as the ‘Pharmacy of the World’.

India’s pharma industry ranks third worldwide by volume and fourteenth by value. India is the largest generic medicine provider, with 20% share in global supply. Globally, India has the lowest manufacturing costs.

Indian pharma companies provide more than 80% of the antiretroviral medications needed to treat AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) globally.

Also, the Indian pharma industry manufactures more than 500 different Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in the world, with 8% share in global industry

With the increasing demand of drugs, Indian pharmaceutical sales are anticipated to reach US$ 130 bn by 2030.

Here are the best pharma stocks to track:

#1 Sun Pharma
#2 Divi’s Laboratories
#3 Cipla
#4 Dr Reddy’s Laboratories
#5 Torrent Pharma
#6 Biocon
#7 Piramal Enterprises
#8 Cadila Healthcare
#9 Aurobindo Pharma
#10 Lupin

The above list of stocks is not recommendation advice by any means.

To further check out the entire list of pharma stocks, check out Equitymaster’s powerful stock screener.

Here, you will find the pharma companies with high return on equity and higher sales plus profit growth.

Adding to the list of benefits, the government's production-linked incentive (PLI) program has supported the efforts of Indian pharma industry.

The PLI scheme was initiated to expand the domestic manufacturing by setting up greenfield plants, innovation, scientific advancements, and technology advancements to fuel exponential growth in this dynamic industry.

The prompt introduction of generic medications into the market has remained a priority and is anticipated to help Indian pharma companies.

If you are planning to invest in pharma stocks, assess the risk and do your research to ensure that the stocks have right risk exposure for your portfolio.


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