Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH inched 0.51% higher to $314.06 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.64% to 3,349.16 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.68% to 27,386.98. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $1.78 short of its 52-week high ($315.84), which the company reached on June 8th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM fell 1.51% to $271.48, Humana Inc. HUM rose 0.92% to $407.63, and Centene Corp. CNC fell 0.41% to $63.72. Trading volume (3.3 M) remained 34,208 below its 50-day average volume of 3.3 M.
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