Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH slid 1.52% to $307.25 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 2.78% to 3,331.84 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 2.25% to 27,500.89. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $17.32 below its 52-week high ($324.57), which the company reached on August 11th.
Despite its losses, the stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM fell 3.26% to $267.21, Humana Inc. HUM fell 1.89% to $405.37, and Centene Corp. CNC fell 4.21% to $57.16. Trading volume (2.6 M) remained 151,760 below its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.
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