Sun Pharma is the major contributor to the index losses. Sunpharma is trading down by 2.4%, Vivimed labs down by 8.8%, Syngene down by 2.15 and Biocon down by 2.1%.
Whereas Neuland Labs is trading up by 9.6%, Piramal up by 3.6%, Granules India up by 3.6% and Shilpa Medicare up by 2.8%.
Meanwhile, the BSE Healthcare index was trading at 15174 down by 0.67%.
At 3 PM, the S&P BSE Sensex is trading at 29386 down 35 points, while NSE Nifty is trading at 9125 down 10 points. A total of 130 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trade today, while 14 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE.
The BSE Mid-cap Index is trading up 0.11% at 14500, while BSE Small-cap Index is trading up 0.39% at 15119.
Some buying activity is seen in Energy, Realty and Telecom while Automobile, Healthcare, FMCG indices are showing weakness on BSE.
Reliance, Hindalco, Tech Mahindra, Asian Paints, and ONGC are among the gainers, whereas Maruti, Sun Pharma, Power Grid, ITC, and Lupin are losing on the NSE.
The INDIA VIX is down 0.6% at 11.4.
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