Shares of Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +0.47% slid 1.97% to $116.39 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.08% falling 1.18% to 4,513.04 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.56% falling 1.34% to 34,022.04. This was the stock's fifth consecutive day of losses. Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B closed $48.61 short of 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 Wednesday, as HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +1.02% rose 0.01% to $225.61, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +3.06% fell 3.22% to $70.52, and Select Medical Holdings Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201753136/composite SEM +2.19% fell 0.52% to $26.71. Trading volume (1.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 744,718.