Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. HCA dropped 0.95% to $209.50 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.25% to 4,163.29 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.16% to 34,327.79. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $7.78 short of its 52-week high ($217.28), which the company reached on May 10th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B UHS rose 0.53% to $160.60, Tenet Healthcare Corp. THC rose 1.43% to $65.14, and Community Health Systems Inc. CYH rose 0.50% to $14.21. Trading volume (1.0 M) remained 498,786 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.