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Edwards Life Sciences Corp. (EW): Today's Featured Health Care Laggard

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Edwards Life ( EW) pushed the Health Care sector lower today making it today's featured Health Care laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Edwards Life fell $4.13 (-5.7%) to $68.54 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,935,308 shares of Edwards Life exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,485,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $68.24-$72.95 after having opened the day at $72.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.67. Other companies within the Health Care sector that declined today were: Cormedix ( CRMD), down 10.9%, Galectin Therapeutics ( GALT), down 10.8%, Agios Pharmaceuticals ( AGIO), down 9.8% and Foundation Medicine ( FMI), down 8.9%.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies to treat structural heart disease and critically ill patients worldwide. Edwards Life has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the health services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Edwards Life a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Edwards Life as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the positive front, Stemline Therapeutics ( STML), up 39.5%, ImmunoCellular Therapeutics ( IMUC), up 18.9%, Vision-Sciences Inc (DE ( VSCI), up 17.2% and Idenix Pharmaceuticals ( IDIX), up 17.1% , were all gainers within the health care sector with Illumina ( ILMN) being today's featured health care sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the health care sector could consider Health Care Select Sector SPDR ( XLV) while those bearish on the health care sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Health Care ( RXD).

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