Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH rose 3.36% to $302.50 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.60% to 3,298.46 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.34% to 27,173.96. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $22.07 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 Friday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM rose 2.60% to $255.25, Humana Inc. HUM rose 3.58% to $400.85, and Centene Corp. CNC rose 2.04% to $55.41. Trading volume (2.3 M) remained 342,043 below its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.
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