Anthem Inc. stock falls Thursday, underperforms market
Shares of Anthem Inc.
slid 1.79% to $292.84 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.17% to 3,916.38 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 0.02% to 31,430.70. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of losses. Anthem Inc. closed $48.14 short of its 52-week high ($340.98), which the company reached on January 11th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as UnitedHealth Group Inc.
fell 0.10% to $333.07, Humana Inc.
rose 0.84% to $381.19, and Centene Corp.
fell 1.79% to $59.97. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 154,459 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.