Mike Mussallem, Joe Kiani

Mike Mussallem, Joe Kiani

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE:EW) and Masimo Corp. (Nasdaq: MASI) have stock market composite ratings above 95—meaning they’ve outperformed 95% of companies in their industry.

Both companies make medical devices: the former is known for heart valves and is OC’s largest public company by market cap, approaching $50 billion; Masimo is strong in patient monitoring products and a platform to use them on. It trades at nearly an $8 billion market cap—up four-fold in five years.

Both Irvine-based firms are among the fastest-growing, local public companies.

For more on OC’s fastest-growing public firms, see the Oct. 28 print edition of the Business Journal.