Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +0.81% shed 0.15% to $258.11 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.01% falling 0.30% to 4,778.73 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.03% falling 0.25% to 36,398.08. The stock's fall snapped a three-day winning streak. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $5.81 short of 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 Thursday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +1.72% fell 0.19% to $130.75, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +1.03% rose 1.84% to $81.91, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH +0.52% rose 0.07% to $13.37. Trading volume (617,335) remained 775,763 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.