|Bid||243.80 x 800|
|Ask||244.99 x 800|
|Day's Range||244.50 - 245.59|
|52 Week Range||208.07 - 287.94|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||17.80|
|Earnings Date||Jan 13, 2020 - Jan 17, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.32 (1.82%)|
|1y Target Est||285.16|
Health care stocks, one of the worst performing sectors, could be poised to outperform even as election turmoil heats up next year. Now, better-than-expected earnings from both UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) have highlighted health care companies' strong earnings amid a dim overall corporate profit outlook. Health care companies have strong underlying businesses, a factor becoming more attractive in the market as investors shift away from “riskier” assets and more expensive, loss-making companies. And from a valuation perspective, the weakness in the health care space has led many investors to buy health care stocks, which are selling at discounted prices.
DOW UPDATE Powered by strong returns for shares of UnitedHealth and Walgreens Boots, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Thursday afternoon. The Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 74 points (0.
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DOW UPDATE Shares of Microsoft and Visa are trading lower Wednesday morning, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average into negative territory. Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) and Visa (V) have contributed to the index's intraday decline, as the Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 79 points (0.
Wall Street closed Tuesday's trading session at more than three-week high, thanks to better-than expected third quarter 2019 earnings of mostly major American banks.
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Healthcare stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds found support from a strong start to the earnings season after UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) provided a much ...
The three main U.S. stock indexes finished with substantial gains on Tuesday as third-quarter earnings reports began to roll in. Positive results from blue-chip companies such as JPMorgan, Johnson & Johnson, and UnitedHealth drove stocks higher.
Stocks surged Tuesday as the third-quarter earnings season finally kicked off and several marquee names from the Dow Jones Industrial Average delivered results that were mostly cheered by Wall Street and investors.Source: Venturelli Luca / Shutterstock.com Earnings ebullience for the Dow Jones today was enough to lift the major domestic equity benchmarks to four-week highs. Fortunately, today's earnings reports appeared to command more attention than another tepid global economic growth forecast from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)."Investors are closely analyzing the earnings reports, given the global backdrop of slowing growth and a host of unpredictable macro risks," according to Bloomberg. "The International Monetary Fund made a fifth-straight cut to its 2019 global growth forecast, citing a broad deceleration across the world's largest economies as trade tensions undermine the expansion."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe IMF report wasn't enough to derail the Nasdaq Composite, which gained 1.24% while the S&P 500 added 1%. The Dow closed higher by 0.89% with 26 of its 30 components in the green in late trading. Holy HealthcareThe healthcare sector, the second-largest sector weight in the S&P 500 behind technology, has been a dog this year with managed care providers, such as Dow component UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) weighing on the group.That tone shifted for the better today with UnitedHealth surging 8.25% after the company posted stellar third-quarter results. * 10 Hot Stocks Staging Huge Reversals "During the quarter, revenue grew 7% year over year to $60.4 billion, operating profits grew 9% to $5.0 billion, and adjusted earnings per share grew 13% to $3.88," according to Morningstar. "UnitedHealthcare, the leading U.S. health insurer, grew 5% year over year to $48.1 billion in revenue while operating profits grew 4% during the same period to $2.7 billion. This business continues to benefit from the expansion of Medicare Advantage plans, and the recent executive order bolstering that program may reinforce those positive trends."Importantly, UnitedHealth lifted its 2019 earnings-per-share guidance to $14.90 to $15 from $14.40 to $14.70 a share. UnitedHealth holds its analyst day on Dec. 3 and is likely to unveil 2020 guidance at that event.Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) joined the healthcare rally, jumping 1.6% after delivering solid third-quarter results. Tuesday's gain was enough to have JNJ stock just outside of the top five Dow performers on the day.For the July through September quarter, JNJ earned $2.12 a share on revenue of $20.7 billion, beating analysts' estimates of $2.01 in EPS on sales of $20.1 billion."As we look ahead, we remain confident in the strength of our broad-based business model, which is fueled by our disciplined portfolio management, focus on transformational innovation and dedicated employees around the world who position us for success today and well into the future," said CEO Alan Gorsky in a statement. Financial FunJPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), the largest U.S. bank by assets, was the second-best performer in the Dow today behind UnitedHealth on the back of its impressive earnings update. The company earned $2.68 a share in the third quarter, easily beating analyst estimates of $2.45. On the earnings call, CEO Jamie Dimon said banks continue seeing erosion in net interest margins due to low U.S. interest rates.Although it missed on third-quarter numbers, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) posted a modest gain today. Slack trading revenue and some bad bets in the "unicorn" world, including WeWork, weighed on Goldman's results in the most recently completed quarter.Alas, bank stocks, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, are inexpensive on valuation."JPMorgan trades for two times tangible book value, while Goldman, which has the lowest valuation among its peers, trades at tangible book value," according to Barron's. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy (With Brands You Can Find In Your Kitchen) Intel InterestFollowing UnitedHealth and JPMorgan, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) was the third-best performer in the Dow today, but it wasn't earnings news boosting shares of the semiconductor giant. A modest $27 million acquisition of a 5G software business known as Smart Edge from Canada's Pivot Technology Solutions appears to be one of the catalyst's behind Intel's Tuesday rally.Not an earth-shattering deal relative to Intel's size, but it does underscore the company's commitment to entrenching itself in the fast-growing 5G market. Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayFor Dow components, Wednesday is a docile day on the earnings front with only International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) reporting after the bell. As noted above, the companies reporting today got the ball moving in the right direction and it could prove encouraging that previously downtrodden UnitedHealth offered such bullish guidance and that Goldman Sachs traded higher despite a less-than-impressive report.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Hot Stocks Staging Huge Reversals * 7 Under-The-Radar Growth Stocks That Could Benefit New Investors * 5 Excellent High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy The post Dow Jones Today: Earnings Boosts Across the Board appeared first on InvestorPlace.
UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest insurer, easily topped third-quarter earnings expectations early Tuesday, giving Dow Jones futures a lift.
Stocks ended higher Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 turning positive for October as investors largely cheered a round of third-quarter corporate earnings. The Dow rose around 238 points, or 0.9%, to end near 27,025, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 gained around 30 points, or 1%, to finish near 2,996. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 8,149, a gain of around 100 points, or 1.2%. The gains left the Dow up 0.4% for the month to date, with the S&P 500 gaining 0.6% over the same stretch. The Nasdaq Composite added to its October advance, up 1.9% so far. Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. led Dow and S&P 500 gainers, rising 8.2%, after topping Wall Street estimates, while shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. , also a Dow component, advanced 3% after its results. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , meanwhile, lagged the market, rising 0.3% after disappointing Wall Street with its third-quarter results.
The Dow Jones, S&P; 500 and Nasdaq composite were up more than 1% in afternoon trading Tuesday, as third-quarter earnings season got underway in earnest.
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Wall Street jumped on Tuesday as third-quarter reporting season kicked into high gear with a spate of upbeat earnings reports that brought buyers back to the equities market. "It's all going to be about earnings for the next couple of weeks and that's a good thing," said Oliver Pursche, chief market strategist at Bruderman Asset Management in New York. Major financial firms JPMorgan Chase & Co, Citigroup Inc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Wells Fargo & Co all posted results, as did healthcare giants Johnson & Johnson and UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Key indexes rallied in the stock market today as earnings fueled big gains in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and chips boosted the Nasdaq.
Wall Street rose 1% on Tuesday as strong earnings from JPMorgan, UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson allayed concerns about the fallout from a prolonged U.S.-China trade war on Corporate America. All three major stock indexes hit three-week highs after quarterly results from some of the largest U.S. banks showed strong consumer confidence in the face of recession fears that had led businesses to pull back on spending. Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co hit a record high, and lifted the S&P 500 banking sector to its highest level in a year.
Shares of UnitedHealth Group soared after reporting fiscal third-quarter earnings that beat expectations. Yahoo Finance's Julia LaRoche joins Alexis Christoforous on The Ticker to discuss.