Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH dropped 0.23% to $306.52 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.13% to 28,032.38 and the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.46% to 3,385.49. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $18.05 below its 52-week high ($324.57), which the company reached on August 11th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM rose 1.33% to $263.62, Humana Inc. HUM fell 0.23% to $399.07, and Centene Corp. CNC rose 2.96% to $59.90. Trading volume (3.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.
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