The stock market moved higher on Monday, spurred by positive sentiment among investors about the current state of the U.S. economy. Market participants are anxiously awaiting the results of this week’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee to see if the central bank will hold off on boosting interest rates. That would be a sign that the Fed is taking seriously the threats to continued economic growth, which many would view as a positive development. Although gains for major indexes were modest, some stocks pushed sharply higher. Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW), Village Farms International (NASDAQ:VFF), and Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PBYI) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.
Edwards gets good study results
Shares of Edwards Lifesciences climbed 6% after the medical device maker announced the latest results of a key clinical trial. Edwards said that its Sapien 3