Shares of Humana Inc. HUM, +2.20% rose 2.20% to $412.76 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.19% falling 0.19% to 4,391.34 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.03% falling 0.03% to 34,746.25. This was the stock’s fourth consecutive day of gains. Humana Inc. closed $62.68 short of its 52-week high ($475.44), which the company reached on May 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH, +0.93% rose 0.93% to $408.46, Anthem Inc. ANTM, +1.45% rose 1.45% to $386.17, and Centene Corp. CNC, +0.56% rose 0.56% to $64.33. Trading volume (942,941) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 735,983.