NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Universal American (NYSE: UAM) hit a new 52-week low Tuesday as it is currently trading at $8.81, below its previous 52-week low of $8.82 with 162,487 shares traded as of 10:30 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 361,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Universal American has a market cap of $786.5 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 54.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Universal American Corp. provides health insurance and managed care products and services to the senior population in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.7, above the average health services industry P/E ratio of 4.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Universal American as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Universal American Ratings Report.

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