Anthem Inc. stock rises Friday, outperforms market
Shares of Anthem Inc.
advanced 3.77% to $333.60 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.95% to 3,841.94 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.85% to 31,496.30. This was the stock’s sixth consecutive day of gains. Anthem Inc. closed $7.38 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 3.98% to $347.10, Humana Inc.
rose 2.79% to $399.39, and Centene Corp.
rose 2.07% to $60.52. Trading volume (1.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.