Shares of Centene Corp.
advanced 2.08% to $63.23 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Centene Corp. closed $12.36 short of its 52-week high ($75.59), which the company achieved on July 13th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Anthem Inc.
rose 4.06% to $390.71, Humana Inc.
rose 3.40% to $434.98, and Molina Healthcare Inc.
rose 1.62% to $280.04. Trading volume (3.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.2 M.