Shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205745196/composite EW +0.12% inched 0.85% higher to $118.95 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 +0.30% rising 0.81% to 4,441.67 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.02% rising 0.65% to 35,120.08. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $118.31, which the company reached on August 19th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Medtronic PLC /zigman2/quotes/206816578/composite MDT -0.11% rose 0.75% to $129.90, Boston Scientific Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203726728/composite BSX +0.90% rose 0.38% to $44.44, and ICU Medical Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208026181/composite ICUI -0.48% rose 1.04% to $198.07. Trading volume (1.5 M) remained 818,798 below its 50-day average volume of 2.3 M.