6:00 PM Mumbai – Apollo Hospitals agreed to acquire pharmacy stores from Hetero Med Solutions for $24 million. Aurobindo Pharma received U.S. regulatory approval to market infection and stomach ulcer treatment generic drug. GMR Infra plans to raise Rs 1,500 crore through a rights offering.
The Sensex Index gained 138.78 or 0.5% to close at 26,631.29 The CNX Nifty increased 42.60 to 7,975.50.
Gainers & Losers
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limite
gained 1.4% to Rs 1,122.65 after the healthcare services provider agreed to acquire pharmacy stores from Hyderabad-based Hetero Med Solutions Ltd for Rs 146 crore or $23.8 million.
Aurobindo Pharma Ltd
increased 1.6% to Rs 867.90 after the company received approval from the U.S. health regulator to market generic version of Amoxicillin for oral suspension in the American market.
Canara Bank Ltd
fell 0.2% to Rs 391.90 and the company board is awaiting approval from the government to raise Rs. 3,500 crore through a qualified institutional placement in November.
GMR Infrastructure Ltd
closed unchanged at Rs 22.30 and the company is planning a rights issue to raise Rs. 1,500 crore and repay debt.
Steel Authority of India Limited
dropped 2.1% to Rs 75.55 after a senior government official said disinvestment of 5% in the company is likely to take place between September 24 and 26.