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Humana Inc. stock underperforms Thursday when compared to competitors despite daily gains

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Humana Inc. HUM, +2.94% rallied 3.40% to $434.98 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.37% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.43% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's eighth consecutive day of gains. Humana Inc. closed $40.46 below its 52-week high ($475.44), which the company reached on May 10th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH, +2.52% rose 4.17% to $420.36, Anthem Inc. ANTM, +7.70% rose 4.06% to $390.71, and Centene Corp. CNC, +5.22% rose 2.08% to $63.23. Trading volume (1.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 734,791.

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