Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH inched 0.92% higher to $311.67 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.17% to 3,484.55 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.57% to 28,492.27. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $12.90 below 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 Thursday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM rose 1.62% to $274.59, Humana Inc. HUM rose 0.92% to $407.45, and Centene Corp. CNC rose 1.87% to $60.49. Trading volume (2.3 M) remained 491,122 below its 50-day average volume of 2.8 M.
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