UnitedHealth shares rise on EPS beat-and-raise
The S&P 500 is up 1.0%, and the Russell 2000 is up 1.0%. UnitedHealth (UNH 427.00, +23.46, +5.8%) is one of the undisputed winners today, as shares rise 5.5% following its better-than-expected earnings report. More notably, the company raised its FY21 EPS guidance to in-line with expectations. The S&P 500 health care sector is up 1.3%, trailing only the information technology sector (+1.4%) in percentage terms. On a related note, the FDA begins its two-day booster shot meeting today.