Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYS:HCA) inched 0.01% higher to $225.61 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 1.18% to 4,513.04 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 1.34% to 34,022.04. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $38.31 below its 52-week high ($263.92), which the company reached on September 17th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B (NYS:UHS) fell 1.97% to $116.39, Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYS:THC) fell 3.22% to $70.52, and Community Health Systems Inc. (NYS:CYH) fell 4.90% to $11.44. Trading volume (1.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.