Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH slid 1.34% to $312.00 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.81% to 3,426.96 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.56% to 28,133.31. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $12.57 short of its 52-week high ($324.57), which the company reached on August 11th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM fell 0.28% to $276.22, Humana Inc. HUM fell 1.92% to $413.19, and Centene Corp. CNC fell 0.93% to $59.67. Trading volume (2.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.8 M.
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