NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Brookdale Senior Living Incorporated (NYSE: BKD) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.3 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up $1.93 (+8.2%) at $25.38 as of 4 p.m. ET. Brookdale Senior Living has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Brookdale Senior Living Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. The company operates retirement centers, assisted living and dementia-care communities, and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). TheStreet Ratings rates Brookdale Senior Living as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Brookdale Senior Living Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center.