Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +1.78% slid 1.37% to $245.33 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 +2.47% falling 0.97% to 4,532.76 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.76% falling 0.96% to 35,028.65. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $24.42 below its 52-week high ($269.75), which the company achieved on January 5th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +1.39% fell 0.42% to $129.42, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +1.30% fell 0.94% to $77.17, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH -0.93% rose 3.93% to $14.28. Trading volume (1.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.