UnitedHealth Group Inc. stock outperforms market on strong trading day
Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc.
advanced 1.14% to $333.40 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.20% to 31,437.80 and the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.03% to 3,909.88. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $34.55 short of its 52-week high ($367.95), which the company reached on November 9th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Anthem Inc.
fell 0.18% to $298.17, Humana Inc.
fell 1.20% to $378.00, and Centene Corp.
rose 1.31% to $61.06. Trading volume (4.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.3 M.