NASDAQ:ENSG - The Ensign Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $52.19 +1.77 (+3.51 %) (As of 02/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$52.19Today's Range$50.4046 - $52.2252-Week Range$25.80 - $52.22Volume328,377 shsAverage Volume327,116 shsMarket Capitalization$2.75 billionP/E Ratio29.16Dividend Yield0.38%Beta0.88 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email The 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 November 1, 2018, it had 244 healthcare facilities, 21 hospice agencies, 22 home health agencies, and 6 home care businesses in California, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon, Wisconsin, Kansas, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Mission Viejo, California. Receive ENSG News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ENSG and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Skilled nursing care facilities Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities SectorMedical Current SymbolNASDAQ:ENSG Previous Symbol CUSIP29358P10 Webwww.ensigngroup.net Phone949-487-9500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.39 Current Ratio1.29 Quick Ratio1.29Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio29.16 Forward P/E Ratio25.33 P/E Growth1.63 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.07 billion Price / Sales1.33 Cash Flow$2.8739 per share Price / Cash Flow18.16 Book Value$11.43 per share Price / Book4.57Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.79 Net Income$92.36 million Net Margins4.51% Return on Equity17.19% Return on Assets8.51%Miscellaneous Employees23,463 Outstanding Shares52,696,000Market Cap$2.75 billion OptionableOptionable 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 Friday, December 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 31st will be given a dividend of $0.047 per share on Thursday, January 31st. This represents a $0.19 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 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 the morning of Thursday, December 24th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, December 9th 2015. The newly minted shares were distributed 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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated 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 buy up to 3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign 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) released its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.47 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $544.85 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $523.15 million. The Ensign Group had a return on equity of 17.19% and a net margin of 4.51%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.40 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, May 1st 2019. 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 FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.17-2.26 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.11. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.29-2.35 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.15 billion.The Ensign Group also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $2.17-2.26 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ENSG? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for The Ensign Group's stock. Their predictions range from $34.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect The Ensign Group's share price to reach $40.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 22.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for The Ensign Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for The Ensign Group? 6 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 5 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 gained more than its industry in a year’s time. Moreover, it has witnessed its 2019 earnings estimates move upward over the past 30 days. 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. Its guidance for 2018 should also buoy investors’ optimism on the stock. 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." (1/2/2019) 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) Has The Ensign Group been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about ENSG stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. The Ensign Group earned a media sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting The Ensign Group? The Ensign Group saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,314,624 shares, an increase of 29.8% from the December 31st total of 1,012,779 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 324,966 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.0 days. Currently, 2.7% of the shares of the company are sold short. View The Ensign Group's Current Options Chain. Who are some of The Ensign Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to The Ensign Group include EXACT Sciences (EXAS), Sonic Healthcare (SHL), Steris (STE), Davita (DVA), DENTSPLY SIRONA (XRAY), Henry Schein (HSIC), Aurora Cannabis (ACB), Genmab A/S (GNMSF), BioMerieux (BMXMF), Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), Bausch Health Companies (BHC), Qiagen (QGEN), H. Lundbeck A/S- (HLUYY), WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR (WILYY) and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY). Who are The Ensign Group's key executives? The Ensign Group's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Roy Edgar Christensen, Chairman (Age 85)Mr. Christopher R. Christensen, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 50)Ms. Suzanne D. Snapper, Chief Financial Officer (Age 45)Ms. Beverly B. Wittekind, VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 54)Mr. Chad A. Keetch, Exec. VP & Sec. (Age 41) 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 investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.58%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.32%), Northern Trust Corp (1.45%), Copeland Capital Management LLC (1.45%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.26%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.09%). 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 Royce & Associates LP, Skyline Asset Management LP, Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio, Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, LSV Asset Management and Opus Capital Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold The Ensign Group company stock in the last year include 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including WINTON GROUP Ltd, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Two Sigma Investments LP, Millennium Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Hsbc Holdings PLC and Geode Capital Management LLC. 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 $52.19. How big of a company is The Ensign Group? The Ensign Group has a market capitalization of $2.75 billion and generates $2.07 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $92.36 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.79 on an earnings per share basis. The Ensign Group employs 23,463 workers across the globe. What is The Ensign Group's official website? The official website for The Ensign Group is http://www.ensigngroup.net. 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: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 241 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 230 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 471MarketBeat'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. 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