Shares of health-care companies were more or less flat amid merger activity.
Laboratory Corp. of America agreed to buy Chiltern International for $1.2 billion in a move to grow its stake in the drug development and contract-research niche.
French drug maker Sanofi was more or less flat after it reported quarterly profit in line with analyst expectations and boosted its earnings projection for 2017.
-Rob Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
July 31, 2017 16:44 ET (20:44 GMT)