Shares of Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +0.47% rose 4.49% to $121.62 Thursday, 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 +0.08% rising 1.42% to 4,577.10 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.56% rising 1.82% to 34,639.79. The stock's rise snapped a five-day losing streak. Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B closed $43.38 below its 52-week high ($165.00), which the company achieved on July 27th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +1.02% rose 2.86% to $232.06, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +3.06% rose 4.96% to $74.02, and Select Medical Holdings Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201753136/composite SEM +2.19% rose 6.78% to $28.52. Trading volume (958,343) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 741,500.