Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +2.05% slipped 1.09% to $249.47 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +2.02% falling 0.14% to 4,670.29 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.34% falling 0.45% to 36,068.87. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of losses. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $20.28 below its 52-week high ($269.75), which the company reached on January 5th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +2.60% rose 0.67% to $132.86, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +3.92% fell 0.44% to $74.55, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH +3.21% rose 4.90% to $12.63. Trading volume (1.3 M) remained 77,107 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.