US STOCKS-Wall St little changed; UnitedHealth weighs

jueves 19 de noviembre de 2015 10:58 GYT
 

* Best Buy, UnitedHealth fall after results

* Keurig Green Mountain, Salesforce up on results

* Jobless claims last week fall

* Indexes up: Dow 0.01 pct, S&P 0.09 pct, Nasdaq 0.19 pct (Updates to open)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 19 (Reuters) - Wall Street wobbled in early trading on Thursday as healthcare stocks snapped a three-day rally after UnitedHealth cut its profit forecast for the year.

Dow component UnitedHealth fell 5.6 percent to$110.73. The health insurer was the biggest drag on the Dow and S&P 500. The profit warning sent shares of peers Anthem and Aetna down more than 5 percent.

Minutes from the Federal Reserve's October meeting, which were released on Wednesday, hardened expectations of a December interest rate hike and hinted at a cautious approach after that.

Data on Thursday appeared to support the Fed's view of a strengthening labor market as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week.   Continuación...