NASDAQ:ENSG - The Ensign Group Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$38.49 +0.63 (+1.66 %)
(As of 06/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$37.87
Today's Range$37.85 - $38.56
52-Week Range$18.75 - $38.45
Volume11,857 shs
Average Volume282,396 shs
Market Capitalization$1.96 billion
P/E Ratio31.68
Dividend Yield0.48%

About The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)

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

Industry Skilled nursing care facilities
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.53
Current Ratio1.63
Quick Ratio1.63


Trailing P/E Ratio31.68
Forward P/E Ratio22.38
P/E Growth1.47

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.85 billion
Price / Sales1.08
Cash Flow$2.1503 per share
Price / Cash17.90
Book Value$9.77 per share
Price / Book3.94


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.20
Net Income$40.47 million
Net Margins3.20%
Return on Equity14.77%
Return on Assets6.82%


Outstanding Shares51,790,000

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 Tuesday, March 20th. Investors of record on Saturday, March 31st will be given a dividend of $0.045 per share on Monday, April 30th. This represents a $0.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. View The Ensign Group's Dividend History.

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

Shares of The Ensign Group 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 closing bell 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 declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $30,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were The Ensign Group's earnings last quarter?

The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 2nd. The company reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.45. The company earned $492.13 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $485.20 million. The Ensign Group had a net margin of 3.20% and a return on equity of 14.77%. The Ensign Group's revenue for the quarter was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.34 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 Thursday, August, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for The Ensign Group.

What price target have analysts set for ENSG?

6 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for The Ensign Group's stock. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $39.00. On average, they anticipate The Ensign Group's stock price to reach $32.50 in the next twelve months. 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, "Shares of Ensign Group have outperformed the industry in a year’s time. Its inorganic strategies consistently boost the revenue base. Its solid financial health enables it to enhance shareholders’ value. Following strong 2017 results, the company raised its guidance for 2018. The company has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 earnings being revised upward in the last 60 days. However, it suffers from rising expenses that keep draining the bottom line. Moreover, an extensive use of debt continuously raises the company’s interest expenses, which in turn, hurt its profitability." (4/11/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Adjusting outlook. We are trimming our 2017 EPS estimate to $1.42 from $1.45, but are raising our 2018 estimate to $1.65 from $1.60 to reflect stronger recent revenue growth in ENSG’s core skilled nursing business, as well as its ancillary businesses." (11/9/2017)

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)

Has The Ensign Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about ENSG stock has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The Ensign Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 43.87 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are The Ensign Group's major shareholders?

The Ensign Group's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Wasatch Advisors Inc. (12.55%), BlackRock Inc. (12.16%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.41%), LSV Asset Management (2.50%), Copeland Capital Management LLC (2.03%) and Denver Investment Advisors LLC (1.79%). 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 institutional investors are selling The Ensign Group stock?

ENSG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Keeley Teton Advisors LLC, Heartland Advisors Inc., Hawk Ridge Capital Management LP, Citadel Advisors LLC, Denver Investment Advisors LLC, Opus Capital Group LLC, Jupiter Asset Management Ltd. and Envestnet Asset Management Inc.. 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, John G Nackel and Suzanne D Snapper. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Ensign Group.

Which institutional investors are buying The Ensign Group stock?

ENSG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, Wasatch Advisors Inc., BlackRock Inc., Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC, Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Nuveen Asset Management LLC and Wells Fargo & Company MN. 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 $38.55.

How big of a company is The Ensign Group?

The Ensign Group has a market capitalization of $1.96 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.

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 (ENSG)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  179 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  193 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  372
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 6/18/2018 by Staff

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