NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Emeritus Corporation

(NYSE:

ESC

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it traded at $26.17 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $25.96. Emeritus is changing hands at $25.68 with 31,823 shares traded as of 12:29 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 132,800 shares over the past 30 days.

Emeritus has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the

health care

sector and

health services

industry. Shares are up 30.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Emeritus Corporation operates senior living communities that provide assisted living, and Alzheimer's and dementia care services to senior citizens in the United States.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Emeritus as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and poor profit margins. You can view the full

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