Health-care companies rose as optimism about pharmaceutical demand was offset by concerns about cybersecurity.

Pharmacies warned of long waits for customers and U.S. military clinics worldwide have been affected after a cyberattack against one of the country's largest prescription processors rolled into a third day of downtime. Earlier this week, the largest U.S. health insurer by enrollees, UnitedHealth Group, said its Change Healthcare was the target of a cyberattack.

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