Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. HCA inched 0.08% higher to $206.38 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.36% to 34,207.84 and the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.08% to 4,155.86. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $10.90 short of its 52-week high ($217.28), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B UHS fell 0.03% to $158.05, Tenet Healthcare Corp. THC rose 0.64% to $63.17, and Community Health Systems Inc. CYH rose 0.45% to $13.49. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 389,004 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.