Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH inched 1.00% higher to $308.02 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 1.12% to 3,319.47 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.88% to 27,657.42. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $16.55 short of 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 Friday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM rose 0.45% to $264.19, Humana Inc. HUM rose 1.29% to $402.63, and Centene Corp. CNC rose 1.18% to $61.13. Trading volume (3.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.
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