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Tuesday Sector Leaders: Healthcare, Industrial

by www.forbes.com
In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Healthcare stocks are the best performing sector, up 0.9%. Within that group, Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT) and McKesson Corp (NYSE: MCK) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 5.3% and 3.1%, respectively.
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