Markets Right Now Health companies lead early stock gains

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.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 per cent, 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 per cent, to 8,004.The Associated Press

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