Shares of Stryker Corp.
dropped 0.34% to $255.79 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.19% to 4,247.44 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.04% to 34,479.60. The stock's fall snapped a three-day winning streak. Stryker Corp. closed $12.25 short of its 52-week high ($268.04), which the company reached on April 23rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Medtronic PLC
fell 0.77% to $123.78, Boston Scientific Corp.
rose 0.16% to $42.91, and Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
rose 0.05% to $99.99. Trading volume (724,635) remained 344,545 below its 50-day average volume of 1.1 M.