Pompano Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/23/2013 -- UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) the price of the stock moved up +2.68% and finished the day at $56.02 on above average volume. The day started out with a higher opening price of $54.65 versus prior close of $56.09. The total number of shares traded on the latest trading day was about 9.33 shares, and changed hands at average prices of $54.56 to $56.09 apiece. The shares increased about 3.28% since the start of 2013 and has a 0.45% gain in last three months. Narrowing down the performance period, the stock rose 2.81% for the month and a 4.99% gain over the week.