NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Emeritus Corporation (NYSE: ESC) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $15.13, below its previous 52-week low of $15.20 with 78,418 shares traded as of 10:03 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 166,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Emeritus has a market cap of $864.4 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 robust revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Emeritus Ratings Report.

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