Shares of Centene Corp. (NYS:CNC) slipped 3.12% to $80.02 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 2.38% to 4,017.82 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 1.94% to 32,272.79. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Centene Corp. closed $9.90 below its 52-week high ($89.92), which the company achieved on April 21st.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Anthem Inc. fell 2.18% to $486.20, Humana Inc. (NYS:HUM) fell 0.20% to $449.62, and Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYS:MOH) fell 2.28% to $276.99. Trading volume (1.9 M) remained 753,012 below its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.