Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH rose 2.13% to $322.27 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.40% to 3,380.35 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.05% to 27,976.84. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $2.30 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 Wednesday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM rose 1.02% to $283.18, Humana Inc. HUM rose 1.03% to $420.06, and Centene Corp. CNC rose 3.45% to $65.05. Trading volume (2.9 M) remained 334,340 below its 50-day average volume of 3.2 M.
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