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

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$42.82 -2.83 (-6.20 %)
(As of 12/17/2018 04:30 AM ET)
Previous Close$42.82
Today's Range$42.32 - $45.4010
52-Week Range$21.67 - $48.96
Volume385,803 shs
Average Volume337,415 shs
Market Capitalization$2.24 billion
P/E Ratio35.68
Dividend Yield0.42%
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Skilled nursing care facilities
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ENSG
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.43
Current Ratio1.41
Quick Ratio1.41


Trailing P/E Ratio35.68
Forward P/E Ratio25.04
P/E Growth1.67

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.85 billion
Price / Sales1.21
Cash Flow$2.1156 per share
Price / Cash Flow20.24
Book Value$9.77 per share
Price / Book4.38


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.20
Net Income$40.47 million
Net Margins3.86%
Return on Equity16.10%
Return on Assets7.75%


Outstanding Shares52,320,000
Market Cap$2.24 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 24th. Shareholders of record on Sunday, September 30th will be given a dividend of $0.045 per share on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.18 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.42%. 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 before market open on Thursday, December 24th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, December 9th 2015. The newly minted shares were issued 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 has approved a stock buyback plan 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 repurchase up to 3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were The Ensign Group's earnings last quarter?

The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.01. The firm earned $522.21 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $506.14 million. The Ensign Group had a return on equity of 16.10% and a net margin of 3.86%. The Ensign Group's quarterly revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.28 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, February 14th 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 FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.83-1.88 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.85. The Ensign Group also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $1.83-1.88 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for ENSG?

7 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for The Ensign Group's stock. Their predictions range from $34.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect The Ensign Group's stock price to reach $40.6667 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.0%. 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. Moreover, it has witnessed its 2019 earnings estimates to move upward over the past 60 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 instill investors’ confidence in 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." (10/16/2018)
  • 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)

Has The Ensign Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about ENSG stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. The Ensign Group earned a news impact score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.55%), Wasatch Advisors Inc. (11.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.69%), Vanguard Group Inc (10.69%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.32%) and Copeland Capital Management LLC (1.51%). 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 WINTON GROUP Ltd, LSV Asset Management, Wasatch Advisors Inc., Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC, Copeland Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and BTIM Corp.. 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., Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Gagnon Securities LLC, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P, Randolph Co Inc and Bridgeway Capital Management Inc.. 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 $42.82.

How big of a company is The Ensign Group?

The Ensign Group has a market capitalization of $2.24 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:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  236 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  225 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  461
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 12/17/2018 by Staff

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