Shares of DaVita Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204229673/composite DVA +0.01% slid 1.35% to $86.31 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.24% falling 1.72% to 3,693.23 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.09% falling 1.62% to 29,590.41. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of losses. DaVita Inc. closed $38.50 short of its 52-week high ($124.81), which the company reached on April 20th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ADR /zigman2/quotes/210057637/composite FMS +0.23% fell 4.39% to $14.39, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings /zigman2/quotes/203174601/composite LH +0.57% fell 0.64% to $211.66, and Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +1.08% fell 1.95% to $91.75. Trading volume (963,423) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 748,222.