Anthem Inc. stock outperforms competitors on strong trading day
Shares of Anthem Inc.
rose 2.07% to $383.03 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.68% to 4,211.47 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.71% to 34,060.36. The stock’s rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Anthem Inc. closed $3.75 short of its 52-week high ($386.78), which the company achieved on April 20th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as UnitedHealth Group Inc.
rose 1.76% to $401.55, Humana Inc.
rose 2.06% to $447.64, and Centene Corp.
rose 1.85% to $60.59. Trading volume (779,649) remained 495,589 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.