Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH shed 1.11% to $315.55 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.80% to 3,333.69 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.38% to 27,686.91. The stock's fall snapped a six-day winning streak. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $4.92 below its 52-week high ($320.47), which the company achieved on August 10th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM rose 0.53% to $280.33, Humana Inc. HUM fell 0.95% to $415.77, and Centene Corp. CNC fell 0.19% to $62.88. Trading volume (2.9 M) remained 315,648 below its 50-day average volume of 3.2 M.
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