Shares of Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B
sank 0.26% to $146.44 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.68% to 34,814.39. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B closed $18.56 below its 52-week high ($165.00), which the company achieved on July 27th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as HCA Healthcare Inc.
rose 0.89% to $256.45, Tenet Healthcare Corp.
rose 1.94% to $73.14, and Select Medical Holdings Corp.
rose 1.08% to $34.65. Trading volume (685,522) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 559,269.