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Pharma Sector Penny Stocks

Globally, India has the lowest manufacturing costs in the pharma sector. This ability to manufacture high quality and low-priced medicines, presents a huge business opportunity for the domestic industry.

India's cost of production is approximately 33% lower than that of the US.

Over the years, domestic pharma manufacturers have experienced a significant increase in R&D spending to be competitive in the world market.

The Covid-19 pandemic may as well turn out to be a blessing in disguise for pharma companies as it pushed them to expedite focus on various pharma segments.

Further, pharma companies' efforts have been supplemented by the government's production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme.

All of this puts the top pharma companies in India in a sweet spot.

However, the opportunities are not just limited to the big pharma companies. Even their smaller counterparts can make a breakthrough and get recognized.

If the smaller companies do have a major impact in the future, the pharma sector penny stocks could turn into future bluechips.

Here are some of the pharma sector penny stocks to add to your watchlist.

  • Alembic Ltd.
  • Morepen Laboratories Ltd.
  • Syncom Formulations (India) Ltd.
  • Rajnish Wellness Ltd.
  • Nectar Lifesciences Ltd.
  • Medico Remedies Ltd.
  • Zenotech Laboratories Ltd.
  • Ambalal Sarabhai Enterprises Ltd.
  • Gennex Laboratories Ltd.
  • Syschem (India) Ltd.
  • Sudarshan Pharma Industries Ltd.
  • Kimia Biosciences Ltd.
  • Lasa Supergenerics Ltd.
  • Krebs Biochemicals & Industries Ltd.
  • Bharat Immunologicals & Biologicals Corporation Ltd.

These companies could become the best pharma stocks in India.

Since pharma stocks interest you, check out our list of pharma stocks which has Indian pharma stocks and MNC pharma stocks.

You can also checkout our playlist on Pharma Stocks on Equitymaster's YouTube channel.

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Which are the top pharma companies in India?

Based on marketcap, these are the top pharma companies in India:

You can see the full list of pharmaceuticals stocks here.

And for a fundamental analysis of the above companies, check out Equitymaster’s Indian stock screener which has a separate screen for top pharma companies in India .

What are the top gainers and top losers within the pharma sector today?

Within the Pharmaceuticals sector, the top gainers were ACHYUT HEALTHCARE (up 7.4%) and JUBILANT INDUSTRIES (up 5.0%). On the other hand, PATIDAR BUILDCON (down 5.0%) and SIGACHI INDUSTRIES (down 5.0%) were among the top losers.

For more, please check out our pharma sector report.

Where can I find a list of pharma stocks?

The details of listed pharma companies can be found on the NSE and BSE website.

For a more curated list, you can check out our list of pharma stocks which has Indian pharma stocks and MNC pharma stocks.