Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH inched 0.09% higher to $312.83 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.75% to 3,526.65 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.76% to 28,645.66. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $11.74 below its 52-week high ($324.57), which the company achieved on August 11th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM fell 3.00% to $273.08, Humana Inc. HUM fell 0.08% to $414.85, and Centene Corp. CNC rose 0.08% to $61.37. Trading volume (2.5 M) remained 348,277 below its 50-day average volume of 2.8 M.
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