Pre-Market Review: Aetna Inc., UnitedHealth Group, WellPoint, and Humana Inc.

Fri Aug 9, 2013 8:01am EDT

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Pre-Market Review: Aetna Inc., UnitedHealth Group, WellPoint, and Humana Inc.

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LONDON, August 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, August 8, 2013, the S&P 500 closed 0.39% higher at 1,697.48. Shares in healthcare plan companies ended higher, tracking the gains in the broader market. The major movers in the sector included Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), WellPoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP), and Humana Inc.  (NYSE: HUM). AAAResearchReports.com has initiated preliminary technical research on AET, UNH, WLP, and HUM. These free reports are accessible by signing today at:

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Shares in Aetna Inc. rose sharply on Thursday, finishing at $64.20, up 1.65% from the previous closing price. The company's shares fluctuated between $63.17 and $64.41. A total of 2.54 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.92 million. The stock has gained 1.49% in the last one month and 8.17% in the last three months. Aetna's shares are trading near their 52-week high of $66.00 and above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The free technical analysis on AET is available by signing up at:

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Shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc. fluctuated between $72.86 and $73.67 on Thursday before ending the day 0.36% higher at $73.18. A total of 2.17 million shares were traded, which is significantly below the daily average volume of 5.14 million. The company's shares are up 17.07% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 3.97% in the S&P 500 during the same period. During Thursday's trading session, the company's shares reached a new 52-week high of $73.67. Register now to download free research on UNH at:

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WellPoint Inc.'s stock moved higher on Thursday. The company's shares hit an intraday high of $88.49 before ending the day 0.69% above the previous closing price at $87.74. A total of 1.79 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.98 million. WellPoint's shares have gained 16.91% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 3.97% during the same period. Moreover, the stock is currently trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. A free report on WLP can be accessed by registering at:

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Humana Inc.'s shares closed the day 2.11% higher at $93.79, tracking gains in the broader market. The company's shares oscillated between $91.91 and $94.14. A total of 1.36 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.33 million. The company's shares have gained 11.30% in the last one month and 19.13% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 3.48% and 3.97% during the respective periods. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on HUM for free at:

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