Health-care companies rose amid optimism about earnings in the sector.

The hackers who attacked UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare unit were in the giant health insurer's networks for more than a week before they launched a ransomware strike that has crippled vital parts of the U.S. healthcare system since February.

Shares of obesity-drug makers Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly rose and were set to test all-time highs amid high hopes about their growth prospects.

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