Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +0.86% rallied 2.44% to $260.27 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.27% rising 0.59% to 36,799.65 and the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.38% falling 0.06% to 4,793.54. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $3.65 short of its 52-week high ($263.92), which the company reached on September 17th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +1.08% rose 1.36% to $133.82, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC -0.55% rose 0.88% to $80.65, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH 0.00% rose 3.09% to $13.67. Trading volume (2.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.