Shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205745196/composite EW +0.52% sank 0.49% to $116.39 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.37% rising 0.88% to 4,509.37 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.43% rising 0.69% to 35,455.80. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. closed $3.55 short of its 52-week high ($119.94), which the company reached on August 23rd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Medtronic PLC /zigman2/quotes/206816578/composite MDT -0.34% rose 0.33% to $133.81, Boston Scientific Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203726728/composite BSX +0.77% rose 0.31% to $44.80, and ICU Medical Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208026181/composite ICUI +1.20% rose 0.02% to $195.03. Trading volume (1.6 M) remained 640,909 below its 50-day average volume of 2.3 M.