Stock Market Today: Dow Outperforms After Blowout UnitedHealth Earnings

The major market indexes failed to make big moves despite a solid start to second-quarter earnings season.

close up of stock ticker board
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Stocks made modest moves Friday as Wall Street weighed the start of second-quarter earnings season. 

Higher-than-expected profits for JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) failed to catapult the financial stocks higher, though the same can't be said for insurance giant UnitedHealth Group (UNH), which rallied hard in the wake of its results.   

Subscribe to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Be a smarter, better informed investor.

Save up to 74%

Sign up for Kiplinger’s Free E-Newsletters

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice on investing, taxes, retirement, personal finance and more - straight to your e-mail.

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice - straight to your e-mail.

Sign up

To continue reading this article
please register for free

This is different from signing in to your print subscription

Why am I seeing this? Find out more here

Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.