Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH rose 2.37% to $320.24 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.54% to 3,580.84 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.59% to 29,100.50. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. UnitedHealth Group Inc. closed $4.33 below its 52-week high ($324.57), which the company reached on August 11th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Anthem Inc. ANTM rose 2.52% to $279.97, Humana Inc. HUM rose 3.11% to $427.77, and Centene Corp. CNC rose 0.99% to $61.98. Trading volume (2.8 M) remained 4,632 below its 50-day average volume of 2.8 M.
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