Anthem Inc. stock outperforms market on strong trading day
Shares of Anthem Inc.
inched 0.98% higher to $303.19 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.48% to 3,811.15 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 1.50% to 30,932.37. Anthem Inc. closed $37.79 short of its 52-week high ($340.98), which the company reached on January 11th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as UnitedHealth Group Inc.
rose 1.02% to $332.22, Humana Inc.
fell 0.25% to $379.65, and Centene Corp.
fell 0.37% to $58.54. Trading volume (2.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.