NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

Monster Worldwide

(NYSE:

MWW

) were gapping down Thursday morning with an open price 13.1% lower than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $8.98 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $7.80.

The average volume for Monster Worldwide has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Monster Worldwide has a market cap of $1.08 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

media

industry. Shares are up 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Monster Worldwide, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online employment solutions worldwide. The company operates a network of Websites that connect employers and jobseekers. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.9, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 25.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Monster Worldwide as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Monster Worldwide Ratings Report

.

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