Shares of DaVita Inc.
rose 1.37% to $111.47 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. DaVita Inc. closed $25.01 below its 52-week high ($136.48), which the company achieved on August 4th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ADR
rose 0.91% to $35.50, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings
rose 0.82% to $275.71, and Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B
rose 0.74% to $130.01. Trading volume (802,717) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 601,704.