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Pre-Market Technical Briefing: UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, WellPoint, and Humana

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LONDON, December 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, December 26, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged higher. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,842.02, up 0.47%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,479.88, up 0.75%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,167.18, up 0.28%. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index edged 0.67% higher to end the day at 642.32 and the S&P 500 Managed Health Care Sub Industry Index ended at 719.73, up 0.91%. The S&P 500 Managed Health Care Sub Industry Index has gained 2.09% in the previous three trading sessions and 6.60% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 1.30% and 8.82% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. The major movers in the industry included UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), WellPoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP), and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). AAAResearchReports.com has released free charting and technical research on these aforementioned companies. Register to read these reports at:

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On Thursday, shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc. ended the day at $74.85, which is 0.97% higher than the previous day's closing price of $74.13. The company's shares vacillated between $74.28 and $74.97 during the trading session. A total of 2.12 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 5.08 million. The company's shares have gained 2.04% in the previous three trading sessions and 3.73% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 1.30% and 8.82% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Additionally, UnitedHealth Group Inc.' stock is trading near its 52-week high of $75.88 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $71.39 and $67.62, respectively. Sign up for free report on UNH at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/UNH122713.pdf

Aetna Inc.'s stock advanced 1.40% on Thursday, as the broader market edged higher. The company's shares closed the day at $68.31, after oscillating between $67.42 and $68.36 during the trading session. A total of 1.43 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.89 million. The company's shares have gained 1.99% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.45% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 1.30% and 8.82% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Further, Aetna Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $69.47 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $65.05 and $61.87, respectively. AET free technical report can be accessed by signing up at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/AET122713.pdf

On Thursday, shares in WellPoint Inc. edged higher to finish the day at $92.15, up 0.83% from the previous day's closing price of $91.39. The company's shares fluctuated between $91.50 and $92.49 during the trading session. A total of 0.94 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.19 million. The company's shares have advanced 2.86% in the previous three trading sessions and 9.56% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.30% and 8.82% during the respective periods. Moreover, WellPoint Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $94.36 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $88.98 and $81.85, respectively. A free report on WLP can be accessed by registering at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/WLP122713.pdf

Humana Inc.'s stock edged 0.26% higher on Thursday, closing the day at $103.53, after trading between $102.85 and $103.78. A total of 0.40 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.24 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.61% in the previous three trading sessions and 10.40% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.30% and 8.82%, during the respective periods. Furthermore, Humana Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $105.80 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $98.16 and $88.02, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on HUM for free at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/HUM122713.pdf

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