2. As of noon trading, Edwards Life ( EW) is up $0.71 (0.8%) to $84.65 on light volume Thus far, 231,554 shares of Edwards Life exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.99-$84.93 after having opened the day at $84.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.94.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies to treat advanced cardiovascular diseases or critically ill patients worldwide. Edwards Life has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Edwards Life a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Edwards Life as a buy. 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Edwards Life Ratings Report now.

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