Shares of Centene Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208900023/composite CNC +1.32% inched 0.70% higher to $76.23 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.20% falling 0.38% to 3,735.48 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.76% falling 0.50% to 30,364.83. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Centene Corp. closed $13.69 below its 52-week high ($89.92), which the company reached on April 21st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Anthem Inc. fell 0.54% to $460.40, Humana Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203095337/composite HUM +0.35% fell 0.55% to $423.93, and Molina Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205492029/composite MOH +0.52% fell 0.19% to $261.69. Trading volume (2.6 M) remained 18,486 below its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.