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HCA Healthcare Inc. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. HCA, -2.65% advanced 1.46% to $242.51 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.11% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.21% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $21.41 short of its 52-week high ($263.92), which the company achieved on September 17th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B UHS, -1.26% rose 0.74% to $130.01, Tenet Healthcare Corp. THC, +0.26% rose 2.33% to $62.44, and Community Health Systems Inc. CYH, -0.70% rose 4.29% to $10.20. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 169,206 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.

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