Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +2.76% inched 0.81% higher to $204.78 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +3.06% rising 0.01% to 3,901.36 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +2.68% rising 0.03% to 31,261.90. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $74.24 below its 52-week high ($279.02), which the company achieved on April 21st.
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 +3.21% rose 1.72% to $120.93, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +4.47% rose 1.03% to $64.49, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH +1.69% rose 0.52% to $5.80. Trading volume (1.5 M) remained 545,924 below its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.