Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. HCA slid 1.93% to $205.45 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.85% to 4,127.83 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.78% to 34,060.66. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $11.83 short of its 52-week high ($217.28), which the company reached on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B UHS fell 1.49% to $158.21, Tenet Healthcare Corp. THC fell 4.77% to $62.03, and Community Health Systems Inc. CYH fell 4.15% to $13.62. Trading volume (1.4 M) remained 145,609 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.