Combining the actual results with the estimates for the still-to-report companies, total earnings for the healthcare sector are expected to decline 9% on revenue growth of 4.3%.
The talc lawsuits create some risk for the business -- but is it enough of a reason to stay away from the stock?
All three major indexes have started the year off on the right foot. After touching bear territory last year, they're now posting gains for 2023 so far. Will the next step be a bull market? It's possible -- but it's too early to say whether the market is truly ready to fully recover and thrive.