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Health Care Nudge Lower As Investors Hedge On Earnings View -- Health Care Roundup

01/21/2021 | 05:06pm EST

Health-care companies ticked down as investors hedged their bets on the outlook for earnings growth.

Health insurers such as UnitedHealth Group recouped some of their recent losses.

Eli Lilly said its antibody-based drug prevented Covid-19 among many residents and staff of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, results that point to the drug complementing vaccines while inoculations increase.

President Biden directed federal workplace-safety regulator the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to require employers to develop coronavirus protocols and enforce compliance.

Meanwhile, Honeywell International is among the corporations lending their scale and expertise to vaccine rollout efforts.

Write to Rob Curran at rob.curran@dowjones.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

01-21-21 1705ET

Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 0.64% 207.9 Delayed Quote.-2.88%
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP 0.88% 350.17 Delayed Quote.-1.02%
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