Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +0.57% inched 0.57% higher to $240.43 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.41% rising 0.05% to 35,619.25 and the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.56% falling 0.32% to 4,682.94. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $23.49 short of its 52-week high ($263.92), which the company achieved on September 17th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +0.68% rose 2.62% to $127.23, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC -1.21% rose 1.41% to $78.54, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH -1.08% rose 2.54% to $14.15. Trading volume (1.3 M) remained 172,421 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.