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

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$49.13 -1.54 (-3.04 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$50.67
Today's Range$48.83 - $50.64
52-Week Range$25.80 - $54.56
Volume209,500 shs
Average Volume325,507 shs
Market Capitalization$2.59 billion
P/E Ratio27.45
Dividend Yield0.37%
The Ensign Group, Inc. provides health care services in the post-acute care continuum and other ancillary businesses. The company operates in 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, such as 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, including 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, laboratory services, sub-acute services, and patient transportation. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 244 facilities; and 54 home health, hospice, and home care agencies in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, the United States. The Ensign Group, Inc. 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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ENSG



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.07 billion
Cash Flow$2.7340 per share
Book Value$11.51 per share


Net Income$92.36 million


Market Cap$2.59 billion
Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Estimated)

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 Tuesday, March 19th. Shareholders of record on Sunday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.0475 per share on Tuesday, April 30th. This represents a $0.19 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.39%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 28th. This is a boost from The Ensign Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. 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 distributed 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 declared that its board has authorized a stock 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 reacquire up to 3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were The Ensign Group's earnings last quarter?

The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $544.85 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $523.15 million. The Ensign Group had a return on equity of 17.19% and a net margin of 4.51%. The Ensign Group's revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous 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 EPS 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 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for The Ensign Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $34.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate 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 17.2%. 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?

Media headlines about ENSG stock have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. The Ensign Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting The Ensign Group?

The Ensign Group saw a decline in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 964,898 shares, a decline of 24.0% from the February 15th total of 1,270,114 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 400,164 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.4 days. Currently, 1.9% 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?

What other stocks do shareholders of The Ensign Group own?

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)
  • M. Robert Clarke, Exec. VP & Sec. (Age 72)

Who are The Ensign Group's major shareholders?

The Ensign Group's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.58%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.32%), Northern Trust Corp (1.45%), Copeland Capital Management LLC (1.45%), Norges Bank (1.30%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.26%). 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 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 institutional investors are buying The Ensign Group stock?

ENSG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., American Century Companies Inc., Two Sigma Investments LP, Millennium Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Acadian Asset 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 $49.13.

How big of a company is The Ensign Group?

The Ensign Group has a market capitalization of $2.59 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

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:  250 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  235 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  485
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 3/23/2019 by Staff

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