Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA -1.42% rose 3.04% to $239.48 Tuesday, 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 +0.16% rising 0.84% to 4,521.54 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.42% rising 1.06% to 35,462.78. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $30.27 short of its 52-week high ($269.75), which the company reached on January 5th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS -1.01% rose 4.02% to $132.32, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC -2.44% rose 5.81% to $74.07, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH +3.72% rose 3.91% to $11.97. Trading volume (1.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.6 M.