Shares of Centene Corp. (NYS:CNC) rose 1.61% to $77.46 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 1.46% to 3,789.99 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 1.00% to 30,668.53. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Centene Corp. closed $12.46 short of its 52-week high ($89.92), which the company achieved on April 21st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Anthem Inc. rose 0.54% to $462.88, Humana Inc. (NYS:HUM) rose 2.19% to $433.22, and Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYS:MOH) fell 0.52% to $260.34. Trading volume (3.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.