Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH slipped 1.25% to $316.23 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 3.51% to 3,455.06 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 2.78% to 28,292.73. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $8.34 below its 52-week high ($324.57), which the company achieved on August 11th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM fell 1.06% to $277.00, Humana Inc. HUM fell 1.52% to $421.28, and Centene Corp. CNC fell 2.82% to $60.23. Trading volume (3.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.
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