NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
Health care companies are leading stocks broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street.
UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurance company, rose 1.3% early Tuesday after beating first-quarter earnings forecasts and raising its estimates for the full year.
Other health care sector companies also rose. Abbot Laboratories rose 1.5% and Johnson & Johnson added 2.5%.
The S&P 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,914.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 110 points, or 0.4%, to 26,492. The Nasdaq rose 28 points, or 0.4 percent, to 8,004.