Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH inched 0.87% higher to $314.37 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.67% to 3,508.01 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.57% to 28,653.87. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $10.20 short of 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 Friday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM rose 0.98% to $277.28, Humana Inc. HUM rose 0.14% to $408.04, and Centene Corp. CNC fell 0.02% to $60.48. Trading volume (2.7 M) remained 67,939 below its 50-day average volume of 2.8 M.
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