Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. HCA inched 0.50% higher to $215.87 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.13% to 34,575.31 and the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.05% to 4,202.04. This was the stock's fifth consecutive day of gains. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $1.41 short of its 52-week high ($217.28), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B UHS rose 0.69% to $160.53, Tenet Healthcare Corp. THC rose 2.39% to $68.51, and Community Health Systems Inc. CYH rose 13.38% to $16.18. Trading volume (1.2 M) remained 192,148 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.