Shares of Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS -1.10% rose 2.14% to $129.95 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.10% rising 0.17% to 4,690.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.89% rising 0.55% to 35,813.80. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B closed $35.05 below its 52-week high ($165.00), which the company achieved on July 27th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA -1.86% rose 0.52% to $241.67, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +1.62% rose 1.09% to $79.40, and Select Medical Holdings Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201753136/composite SEM -2.08% fell 0.59% to $30.37. Trading volume (719,852) remained 2,803 below its 50-day average volume of 722,655.