Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +1.02% slid 1.72% to $239.06 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.08% falling 0.14% to 4,697.96 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.56% falling 0.75% to 35,601.98. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $24.86 below its 52-week high ($263.92), which the company achieved on September 17th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +0.47% fell 1.47% to $123.98, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +3.06% fell 1.54% to $77.45, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH +0.92% fell 3.02% to $13.80. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 305,427 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.