Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA -2.70% slid 1.02% to $237.57 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.29% falling 1.90% to 4,418.64 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.20% falling 1.43% to 34,738.06. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $32.18 short of its 52-week high ($269.75), which the company achieved on January 5th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS -2.72% fell 0.73% to $132.59, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC -2.35% fell 3.89% to $81.68, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH -1.32% fell 0.53% to $13.22. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 453,170 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.