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Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B stock falls Wednesday, underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B UHS, -0.66% 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 SPX, -0.91% rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.48% 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. HCA, -1.11% rose 0.89% to $256.45, Tenet Healthcare Corp. THC, -0.56% rose 1.94% to $73.14, and Select Medical Holdings Corp. SEM, -0.03% rose 1.08% to $34.65. Trading volume (685,522) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 559,269.

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