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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $6.41, below its previous 52-week low of $6.43 with 1.9 million shares traded as of 1:50 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.8 million shares over the past 30 days. Health Management Associates has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 27.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Health Management Associates, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of general acute care hospitals and other health care facilities in non-urban communities in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.9, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 10.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.