NASDAQ:ENSG - The Ensign Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$37.62 +0.67 (+1.81 %)
(As of 09/25/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$36.95
Today's Range$36.37 - $37.74
52-Week Range$20.81 - $40.09
Volume117,000 shs
Average Volume246,042 shs
Market Capitalization$1.89 billion
P/E Ratio30.98
Dividend Yield0.50%
The Ensign Group logoThe Ensign Group, Inc. provides health care services in the post-acute care continuum and other ancillary businesses in the United States. It operates through three segments: Transitional and Skilled Services; Assisted and Independent Living Services; and Home Health and Hospice Services. The Transitional and Skilled Services segment offers a range of medical, nursing, rehabilitative, and pharmacy services, as well as routine services, including daily dietary, social, and recreational services to Medicaid, private pay, managed care, and Medicare payors. The Assisted and Independent Living Services segment provides residential accommodations, activities, meals, security, housekeeping, and assistance in the activities of daily living to independent seniors. The Home Health and Hospice Services segment offers nursing, speech, occupational and physical therapists, medical social workers, and certified home health aide services; and hospice care services, such as physical, spiritual, and psychosocial services comprising palliative and clinical care, education, and counseling for terminally ill individuals and their families. The company also provides mobile ancillary services that include digital x-ray, ultrasound, electrocardiograms, sub-acute services, and patient transportation. As of February 8, 2018, it had 232 healthcare facilities, 22 hospice agencies, 20 home health agencies, and 4 home care businesses in California, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon, Wisconsin, Kansas, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Mission Viejo, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Skilled nursing care facilities
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.49
Current Ratio1.42
Quick Ratio1.42


Trailing P/E Ratio30.98
Forward P/E Ratio22.00
P/E Growth1.41

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.85 billion
Price / Sales1.06
Cash Flow$2.1936 per share
Price / Cash17.15
Book Value$9.77 per share
Price / Book3.85


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.20
Net Income$40.47 million
Net Margins3.61%
Return on Equity15.61%
Return on Assets7.33%


Outstanding Shares52,090,000
Market Cap$1.89 billion

The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG) Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Ensign Group's stock symbol?

The Ensign Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ENSG."

How often does The Ensign Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Ensign Group?

The Ensign Group announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 24th. Stockholders of record on Sunday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.045 per share on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.18 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.48%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th. View The Ensign Group's Dividend History.

When did The Ensign Group's stock split? How did The Ensign Group's stock split work?

The Ensign Group's stock split on Thursday, December 24th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, December 9th 2015. The newly issued shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Wednesday, December 23rd 2015. An investor that had 100 shares of The Ensign Group stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will The Ensign Group's stock buyback program work?

The Ensign Group announced that its board has approved a share buyback program on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $30,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were The Ensign Group's earnings last quarter?

The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) announced its earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.01. The business earned $496.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $496.61 million. The Ensign Group had a return on equity of 15.61% and a net margin of 3.61%. The company's revenue was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.23 earnings per share. View The Ensign Group's Earnings History.

When is The Ensign Group's next earnings date?

The Ensign Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for The Ensign Group.

What guidance has The Ensign Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Ensign Group issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.80-$1.87 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.86.

What price target have analysts set for ENSG?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for The Ensign Group's shares. Their predictions range from $27.00 to $42.00. On average, they expect The Ensign Group's stock price to reach $37.5714 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for The Ensign Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for The Ensign Group?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Ensign Group in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for The Ensign Group.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about The Ensign Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about The Ensign Group stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ensign Group’s shares have outperformed its industry in a year's time. The company's inorganic strategies have consistently given a boost to the revenue base and solid financial health enables it to enhance shareholder value. Its solid strategies have facilitated the company to grow and add to its facilities. Following strong first-half results, the company reaffirmed its guidance for 2018. However, it suffers from rising expenses that keep draining the bottom line. Moreover, extensive use of debt continuously raises the company’s interest expenses, which in turn, hurt its profitability." (8/22/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "We rate ENSG Overweight. We believe one of ENSG’s great strengths is acquiring and turning around underperforming skilled nursing and senior housing assets and mitigating risk by, for the most part, avoiding the high end of the market. We continue to find skilled nursing attractive because of its potential to capitalize on bundled payments and shared savings programs. $42 price target is derived from a blend of our DCF and comparable companies analysis." (7/30/2018)

Who are some of The Ensign Group's key competitors?

Who are The Ensign Group's key executives?

The Ensign Group's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Roy Edgar Christensen, Chairman (Age 84)
  • Mr. Christopher R. Christensen, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 49)
  • Ms. Suzanne D. Snapper, Chief Financial Officer (Age 44)
  • Ms. Beverly B. Wittekind, VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 53)
  • Mr. Chad A. Keetch, Exec. VP & Sec. (Age 40)

Who are The Ensign Group's major shareholders?

The Ensign Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.80%), Wasatch Advisors Inc. (11.78%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.37%), Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC (1.69%), Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC (1.66%) and LSV Asset Management (1.59%). Company insiders that own The Ensign Group stock include Antoinette T Hubenette, Barry Port, Beverly B Wittekind, Chad Keetch, Christopher R Christensen, John G Nackel and Suzanne D Snapper. View Institutional Ownership Trends for The Ensign Group.

Which major investors are selling The Ensign Group stock?

ENSG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, Wasatch Advisors Inc., Rice Hall James & Associates LLC, Royce & Associates LP, Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC, Heartland Advisors Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd. and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold The Ensign Group company stock in the last year include Antoinette T Hubenette, Barry Port, Beverly B Wittekind, Chad Keetch, Christopher R Christensen, John G Nackel and Suzanne D Snapper. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Ensign Group.

Which major investors are buying The Ensign Group stock?

ENSG stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Gagnon Securities LLC, Advisors Asset Management Inc., American Century Companies Inc., EAM Investors LLC and California Public Employees Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Ensign Group.

How do I buy shares of The Ensign Group?

Shares of ENSG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is The Ensign Group's stock price today?

One share of ENSG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $37.62.

How big of a company is The Ensign Group?

The Ensign Group has a market capitalization of $1.89 billion and generates $1.85 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $40.47 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.20 on an earnings per share basis. The Ensign Group employs 21,301 workers across the globe.

What is The Ensign Group's official website?

The official website for The Ensign Group is

How can I contact The Ensign Group?

The Ensign Group's mailing address is 27101 PUERTA REAL SUITE 450, MISSION VIEJO CA, 92691. The company can be reached via phone at 949-487-9500 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ ENSG)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  225 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  217 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  442
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about The Ensign Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ENSG will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ENSG will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/25/2018 by Staff

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