Shares of Humana Inc.
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
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
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.
rose 4.17% to $420.36, Anthem Inc.
rose 4.06% to $390.71, and Centene Corp.
rose 2.08% to $63.23. Trading volume (1.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 734,791.