Anthem Inc. stock outperforms market on strong trading day
Shares of Anthem Inc.
inched 0.98% higher to $314.71 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
falling 1.31% to 3,819.72 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 0.39% to 31,270.09. This was the stock’s fourth consecutive day of gains. Anthem Inc. closed $26.27 short of its 52-week high ($340.98), which the company achieved on January 11th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as UnitedHealth Group Inc.
fell 0.53% to $332.87, Humana Inc.
fell 0.96% to $382.61, and Centene Corp.
fell 0.57% to $58.80. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 160,509 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.