Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. HCA slumped 0.89% to $211.87 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.08% to 4,226.52 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.36% to 34,630.24. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $5.49 short of its 52-week high ($217.36), which the company reached on June 2nd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B UHS fell 0.49% to $158.98, Tenet Healthcare Corp. THC rose 0.53% to $68.09, and Community Health Systems Inc. CYH rose 2.67% to $16.53. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 350,445 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.