Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205934574/composite HCA +0.79% dropped 0.96% to $209.84 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.47% rising 0.02% to 4,227.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.24% falling 0.09% to 34,599.82. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $7.52 short of its 52-week high ($217.36), which the company achieved on June 2nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/208539347/composite UHS +2.92% rose 0.43% to $159.67, Tenet Healthcare Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207964487/composite THC +0.06% fell 0.56% to $67.71, and Community Health Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203657360/composite CYH -2.17% fell 5.14% to $15.68. Trading volume (1.3 M) remained 75,038 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.