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Health companies start reporting earnings next week: Here are 3 things to keep in mind

Sarah Toy
Health companies start reporting earnings next week: Here are 3 things to keep in mind

Health companies will begin reporting second-quarter earnings next week, starting with two Dow components, Johnson & Johnson and UnitedHealth Group Inc. It has been a tumultuous few months for managed-care companies, pharmaceutical companies and biotechs. UnitedHealth (UNH) , facing investor anxiety about the implementation a single-payer system, saw its shares drop sharply in April even after the company beat Wall Street expectations and boosted full-year guidance.