Top Performing Industries For August 3 (MD, HLF, DM, WLP)
At 11:42 am, the Dow lost 0.11% to 10,663.02, the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index moved down 0.21% to 1,123.52 and the NASDAQ composite index fell 0.17% to 2,291.37.
The industries that are driving the market today are:
Specialized Health Services: This industry jumped 3.11% by 11:42 am. The top stock within the industry was Mednax Inc (NYSE: MD), which rose 6.24%. MD has posted a 14% y/y increase in its Q2 earnings.
Drug Related Products: This industry rose 2.77% by 11:42 am ET. The top performer in this industry was Herbalife Ltd (NYSE: HLF), which gained 11.20%. HLF reported better-than-expected Q2 earnings.
Publishing-Periodicals: This industry moved up 2.46% by 11:42 am, with Dolan Company (NYSE: DM) moving up 1.52% to gain the top spot. DM is all set to report its Q2 earnings on August 5.
Health Care Plans: The industry, which gained 2.26%, saw WellPoint Inc (NYSE: WLP) as the top gainer. WLP’s shares rose 3.17%. WellPoint’s Q2 profit rose 4% y/y.
Read more from Benzinga's Company news.
(c) 2013 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.