Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA -1.42% slid 1.13% to $237.33 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 +0.16% rising 0.69% to 4,546.54 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.42% rising 0.78% to 35,405.24. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $32.42 below its 52-week high ($269.75), which the company achieved on January 5th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS -1.01% rose 0.31% to $130.46, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC -2.44% rose 0.70% to $74.64, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH +3.72% rose 0.39% to $12.74. Trading volume (2.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.6 M.