Healthcare stocks were trading with losses, with the S&P BSE Healthcare index falling 217.59 points or 0.98% at 22024 at 13:48 IST.
Among the components of the S&P BSE Healthcare index, Fortis Healthcare Ltd (down 4.02%), Morepen Laboratories Ltd (down 3.45%),Take Solutions Ltd (down 3.38%),Ajanta Pharma Ltd (down 3.12%),Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd (down 2.98%), were the top losers. Among the other losers were Wockhardt Ltd (down 2.54%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd (down 2.38%), Biocon Ltd (down 2.06%), Gufic BioSciences Ltd (down 2.02%), and Hikal Ltd (down 1.78%).
On the other hand, Dishman Carbogen Amcis Ltd (up 3.36%), Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd (up 2.04%), and Strides Pharma Science Ltd (up 1.65%) moved up.
At 13:48 IST, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 229.54 or 0.46% at 49287.57.
The Nifty 50 index was down 44.45 points or 0.31% at 14519.
The S&P BSE Small-Cap index was down 103.68 points or 0.55% at 18819.05.
The S&P BSE 150 Midcap Index index was down 61.25 points or 0.96% at 6301.15.
On BSE,1157 shares were trading in green, 1810 were trading in red and 152 were unchanged.
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