NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Emeritus Corporation (NYSE: ESC) were gapping down Monday morning with an open price 10.6% lower than Friday's closing price. The stock closed at $17.25 Friday and opened today's trading at $15.43.

The average volume for Emeritus has been 171,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Emeritus has a market cap of $805.5 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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

TheStreet Ratings rates Emeritus as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Emeritus Ratings Report.

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