Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +0.79% inched 0.86% higher to $210.10 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.47% rising 0.47% to 4,239.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.24% rising 0.06% to 34,466.24. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $7.26 short of its 52-week high ($217.36), which the company achieved on June 2nd.
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 +2.92% rose 0.04% to $159.53, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +0.06% rose 0.68% to $68.15, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH -2.17% rose 8.68% to $16.65. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 293,210 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.