Pharma is an interesting sector to watch out for the rest of the year 2018 as Nifty Pharma Index today touched the psychological reference 10000 levels and also managed to close above 10000 levels which are also fresh 2018 year to date high. Interestingly Weekly sentiment turned positive in the pharma sector that brings more medium-term bullish momentum in this counter. Monthly Sentiment too holding positive for the last two months which brings long-term bullishness in this counter.
Nifty Pharma one the most hated sector in this bull market for a variety of reasons. The number one reason is negative returns since Apr 2015. Till now index had lost a maximum of 42.28% from its peak. Which is very close to the drawdown during the 2008-2009 crisis period. During 2008-2009 economic crisis period Nifty Pharma had made an extreme drawdown of 44% from its peak.
Sometime back during Apr 2016 we have curiosity about pharma sector bottoming out. By that time sector has strong negative sentiment while hitting the panic bottom from there is had made a 2016 high of 12011. We believe that longer timeframe players are still interested in this sector though the presence of intermediate buyers.