Shares of Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +0.47% slipped 3.51% to $124.36 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.08% falling 2.27% to 4,594.62 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.56% falling 2.53% to 34,899.34. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B closed $40.64 below its 52-week high ($165.00), which the company reached on July 27th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +1.02% fell 3.69% to $231.00, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +3.06% fell 3.22% to $75.67, and Select Medical Holdings Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201753136/composite SEM +2.19% fell 4.14% to $28.94. Trading volume (509,757) remained 216,533 below its 50-day average volume of 726,290.