Shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205745196/composite EW +0.12% inched 0.38% higher to $121.07 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.30% falling 0.03% to 4,535.43 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.02% falling 0.21% to 35,369.09. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $120.94, which the company reached on September 2nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Medtronic PLC /zigman2/quotes/206816578/composite MDT -0.11% fell 0.07% to $134.63, Boston Scientific Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203726728/composite BSX +0.90% fell 0.31% to $44.92, and ICU Medical Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208026181/composite ICUI -0.48% fell 0.50% to $202.78. Trading volume (1.3 M) remained 954,141 below its 50-day average volume of 2.2 M.