Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYS:HCA) 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 (DOW:DJIA) rising 0.05% to 35,619.25 and the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) 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 (NYS:UHS) rose 2.62% to $127.23, Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYS:THC) rose 1.41% to $78.54, and Community Health Systems Inc. (NYS:CYH) rose 2.54% to $14.15. Trading volume (1.3 M) remained 172,421 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.