NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Gentiva Health Services

(Nasdaq:

GTIV

) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $17.69, below its previous 52-week low of $17.93 with 2,600 shares traded as of 9:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 255,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Gentiva Health Services has a market cap of $551 million and is part of the

health care

sector and

health services

industry. Shares are down 32.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. provides home health services and hospice care in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 9.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Gentiva Health Services as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Gentiva Health Services Ratings Report

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