Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +0.81% shed 1.11% to $254.08 Monday, 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 +0.01% rising 0.64% to 4,796.56 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.03% rising 0.68% to 36,585.06. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $9.84 below its 52-week high ($263.92), which the company achieved on September 17th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +1.72% rose 1.82% to $132.02, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +1.03% fell 2.13% to $79.95, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH +0.52% fell 0.38% to $13.26. Trading volume (1.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.