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  • 09/19/2017 13:56:47

    Health care sector falls as likelihood of ACA repeal rises; UnitedHealth's stock leads Dow losers

    The health care sector traded broadly lower Tuesday, amid concerns over the potential effects of the Graham-Cassidy bill, which some analysts say is becoming increasingly likely to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF shed 0.9% in afternoon trade, with 56 of its 62 components trading lower. Among the XLV's most heavily-weighted components, UnitedHealth Group's stock dropped 1.8% to pace the Dow Jones Industrial Average's decliners. The price decline of $3.61 was shaving 25 points off the Dow, which was up 44 points. Analyst Ana Gupte at Leerink Research said the bill could lead to "greater earnings downside in the near term than previous House and Senate bills for ACA-levered stocks." Among companies that Gupte said are at particular risk, shares of Centene Corp. slumped 4.6% and Molina Healthcare Inc. gave up 6.1%. Elsewhere, shares of Aetna Inc. fell 3.4%, Humana Inc. slid 3.2%, Cigna Corp. declined 1.9% and Anthem Inc. was down 2.0%. Gupte said diversified managed care organizations (MCOs) like Humana and Cigna are more defensive, though exposure should be manageable for UnitedHealth, Aetna and Anthem. The XLV has gained 4.3% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has tacked on 2.2%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 09/19/2017 09:46:27

    UnitedHealth's stock slumps to shave 25 points off the Dow's price

    Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. sank slumped 1.8% in midday trade Tuesday, enough to pace the decliners in the Dow Jones Industrial Average , after the health insurer disclosed that its vice chairman sold about $10 million worth of stock last week. The stock's price decline of $3.64 shaved about 25 points off the Dow's price, which was up 34 points. The stock has not lost 2.6% since it closed at a record of $199.75 on Sept. 1. The company said late Monday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Vice Chairman Larry Renfro sold a total of 50,574 shares of UnitedHealth at an average price of $198.1142 on Sept. 15; the shares traded within an intraday range of $197.20 to $199.71 and closed at $198.18 that day. The stock has gained 6.3% over the past three months, while the SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF has advanced 4.5% and the Dow has tacked on 3.9%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/30/2017 13:58:01

    Travelers stock weighs on Dow industrials in late trade

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday was seeing modest gains capped in late-afternoon trade partly on the back of a decline in insurer Travelers Cos. Inc. in the wake of the Hurricane Harvey. The Dow briefly slipped into negative territory, with Travelers stock down 1% as the impact of a now-Tropical storm Harvey was being assessed in the Houston and Louisiana area. Some estimates peg losses in the Gulf Coast region at around $160 billion, which could hit insurance companies. Meanwhile, shares of Johnson & Johnson and UnitedHealth Group Inc. were also pressuring the blue-chip benchmark. Most recently, the Dow was up less than 0.1% at 21,885, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.5%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index looked on track to post a more than 1% advance. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/16/2017 09:18:38

    UPDATE 4-UnitedHealth names Wichmann CEO, Hemsley executive chairman

    NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Wednesday president David Wichmann will become the company's chief executive, succeeding Stephen Hemsley, who is moving to the newly created role of executive chairman after more than a decade at the helm of the largest U.S. health insurer.

  • 08/16/2017 05:41:08

    UnitedHealth CEO to step down after run of more than decade

    UnitedHealth Group will change leaders next month by promoting long-time executive David Wichmann to CEO to replace Stephen Hemsley, who has led the nation's largest health insurer since 2006

  • 08/03/2017 14:01:06

    Pfizer, UnitedHealth Help Buoy DJIA Thursday


  • 07/19/2017 14:28:30

    Dow closes at a record, joins S&P 500, Nasdaq at all-time highs

    U.S. stock-market indexes closed firmly higher Wednesday, with all of the main equity benchmarks notching records, as buying appetite resumed on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.3% higher at 21,640, as big gains in shares of Boeing Co. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. --bouncing back from Tuesday's selling--helped to more than offset a 4.2% tumble in shares of International Business Machines Corp. , which disappointed investors in second-quarter sales. IBM cut about 40 points from the price-weighted Dow, but the gauge still managed to finish squarely in the session green. The S&P 500 index rose 0.5% at 2,473, booking its own record, as did the Nasdaq Composite Index , which ended up 0.6% at 6,385. Small-capitalization stocks also joined the party, with the Russell 1000 and 2000 ending at all-time highs. Market sentiment was aided partially by an early climb in shares of Morgan Stanley , up 3.3%, after it reported earnings and revenue that topped expectations and bucked the trend of banks' shares sliding after releasing quarterly results. The investment bank run by CEO James Gorman helped to bolster investors' outlook for the remainder of earnings season, which thus far has helped to revive investor bullishness. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 07/19/2017 14:14:01

    Dow joins S&P 500, Nasdaq with finish at all-time highs

    U.S. stock-market indexes closed firmly higher Wednesday, with most of the major equity benchmarks notching records, as buying appetite resumed on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.3% higher at 21,640, as big gains in shares of Boeing Co. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. --bouncing back from Tuesday's selling-- helped to more than offset a 4.2% tumble in shares of International Business Machines Corp. , which disappointed investors in second-quarter sales. IBM cut about 40 points from the price-weighted Dow, but the gauge still managed to finish squarely in the green. The S&P 500 index rose 0.5% at 2,473, booking its own record, as did the Nasdaq Composite Index , which ended up 0.6% at 6,385. Small-capitalization stocks also joined the party, with the Russell 1000 and 2000 ending at all-time highs. Market sentiment was aided partially by an early climb in shares of Morgan Stanley , up 3.3%, after it reported earnings and revenue that topped expectations and bucked the trend of banks' shares sliding after reporting quarterly results. The investment bank helped bolster investors' outlook for the remainder of earnings season, which thus far has helped to revive investor bullishness. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 07/18/2017 09:54:56

    UnitedHealth 2Q profit surges as ACA participation shrinks

    UnitedHealth Group's second-quarter earnings jumped 30 percent, and the nation's largest insurer raised its 2017 forecast again

  • 07/18/2017 09:30:41

    Goldman's slumping stock cuts 40 points from Dow

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened modestly lower on Tuesday, weighed by a sharp drop in shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. . Goldman was in decline after the investment bank reported second-quarter earnings that showed a 40% drop in its bread-and-butter trading business, while UnitedHealth shares slid as Republicans scrapped a bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. The price-weighted Dow was seeing Goldman exact a roughly 40-point toll on the Dow by itself, with UNH contributing another 10 points to the gauge's drop. Overall, the Dow was down 0.5% at 21,528, the S&P 500 index was slumping 0.1% at 2,456, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was 0.1% higher at at 6,320. Editor's note: This article has been updated from an earlier version.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 07/18/2017 09:12:23

    Netflix stock rally puts Nasdaq on pace for longest win streak in 2 years

    The Nasdaq Composite Index on Tuesday was on pace to book its longest streak of gains in more than two years, highlighting a steady climb for the tech-centric benchmark, and popular trades like Netflix, as it nears a fresh record. Most recently, the Nasdaq was bouncing around but if it closes in the green, it will mark its longest string of gains, at eight sessions in a row, since the 10-session period ended Feb. 24, 2015, according to the WSJ Market Data Group. The gauge had been wrestling with an extended downturn in technology shares since June 8, when the sector began a monthlong slump amid fears the high-flying group, including names like Facebook Inc. , Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. , Netflix Inc. , and Alphabet-parent Google Inc. , were rising too far, too fast. However, those companies and the tech benchmark has been recently rebounding from its June lows, with a recent batch of second-quarter earnings from Netflix helping to bolster sentiment in those growth stocks. Overall, the Nasdaq Composite was trading flat but has an all-time closing high above 6,321 in sight, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 0.5%, pressured by a slump in shares of Goldman Sachs and UnitedHealth Group Inc. , while the S&P 500 index also was off 0.2%. The popular tech-focused, exchange-traded Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF also was trending higher and facing its own eight-session streak, as were the PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 , which is designed to mimic the performance of the large-cap Nasdaq-100 index .Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 07/18/2017 08:44:34

    Goldman, UnitedHealth's slumping stocks cut 50 points from Dow in early trade

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened modestly lower on Tuesday, weighed by a sharp drop in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. . UnitedHealth shares slid as Republicans scrapped a bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, while Goldman was in decline after the investment bank reported second-quarter earnings that showed a 40% drop in its bread-and-butter trading business. The price-weighted Dow was seeing UnitedHealth and Goldman exact a roughly 50-point toll. Overall, the Dow was down 0.6% at 21,487, the S&P 500 index was slumping 0.3% at 2,451, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was 0.1% lower at at 6,303. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 07/18/2017 08:09:38

    Goldman, UnitedHealth's falling stocks cut 30 points from Dow in early trade

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened modestly lower on Tuesday, weighed in part by a sharp drop in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. . UnitedHealth shares slid as Republicans scrapped a bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, while Goldman was in decline after the investment bank reported second-quarter earnings that showed a 40% drop in its bread-and-butter trading business. The price-weighted Dow was seeing UnitedHealth and Goldman exact a roughly 30-point toll. Overall, the Dow was down 0.3% at 21,559, the S&P 500 index was slumping 0.2% at 2,454, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was 0.1% lower at at 6,305. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 07/18/2017 05:02:09

    UnitedHealth 2Q earnings surge 30 pct, forecast climbs

    UnitedHealth Group's second-quarter earnings jumped 30 percent, pushed in part by growth in the company's Optum business, and the nation's largest insurer raised its 2017 forecast again

  • 06/22/2017 11:26:50

    GOP health bill boosts hospital, health insurer and drug stocks

    Hospital system stocks rallied as much as 8% on Thursday following the release of the Senate GOP health bill, which appears to be more favorable to hospitals than the House of Representatives bill passed in early May. Tenet Healthcare Corporation shares jumped 8%, Community Health Systems Inc. shares skyrocketed 8.2%, HCA Healthcare Inc. shares rose 3.6% and Universal Health Services Inc. shares lifted 2.6% in midday trade, compared with a 1.6% rise in the Health Care Select Sector SPDR . Health insurer stocks also rose Tuesday, with UnitedHealth Group shares up 1.4%, Aetna Inc. stock rising 1.1%, Humana Inc. shares lifting 1.3% and Anthem Inc. shares up 0.9%, compared with a 0.2% rise in the S&P 500 . The Senate health bill "tries to phase in the pain" of changes to the Affordable Care Act like Medicaid spending cuts, said Spencer Perlman, director of health-care research at Veda Partners, who described the Senate plan as having "the same architecture" but "nicer furnishings." Still, the benefit for hospitals is only in the short-term and thus probably overdone, he said. "Clearly, the Senate bill is viewed as less disruptive than the House bill to the number of people currently receiving insurance," said Stephanie Miller, senior analyst at Height Securities. But "the initial reaction may have oversimplified how different this bill is," she said, predicting that stocks that have risen on the news may be "rebalancing" in the coming days. Drug stocks also rose in Tuesday trade, with the SPDR S&P Pharmaceutical ETF rising 1.7% and the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF rising 1.6%, which could be happening because the health bill has given investors confidence in Republicans achieving another legislative priority, tax reform, Miller said. Shares of the Health Care Select Sector SPDR have risen 8.7% over the last three months, compared with a 3.9% rise in the S&P 500 . Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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