Shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205745196/composite EW +1.52% inched 0.03% higher to $130.68 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +2.02% falling 0.30% to 4,778.73 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.34% falling 0.25% to 36,398.08. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. closed $0.51 short of its 52-week high ($131.19), which the company reached on December 29th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Medtronic PLC /zigman2/quotes/206816578/composite MDT +2.36% rose 0.50% to $104.47, Boston Scientific Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203726728/composite BSX +3.77% fell 0.42% to $42.99, and ICU Medical Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208026181/composite ICUI +2.79% rose 0.09% to $239.24. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 1.3 million below its 50-day average volume of 2.4 M.