Tudor Investment Corp ET AL raised its position in shares of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) by 41.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,100 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,100 shares during the period. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL’s holdings in The Ensign Group were worth $265,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of The Ensign Group by 8.9% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 194,729 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,660,000 after buying an additional 15,899 shares during the period. Greenwich Wealth Management LLC raised its position in shares of The Ensign Group by 37.9% in the first quarter. Greenwich Wealth Management LLC now owns 35,808 shares of the company’s stock valued at $673,000 after buying an additional 9,834 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of The Ensign Group by 52.2% in the first quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 7,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 2,400 shares during the period. Capital Impact Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of The Ensign Group during the first quarter valued at $1,118,000. Finally, Reilly Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of The Ensign Group by 8.0% in the first quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 44,155 shares of the company’s stock valued at $830,000 after buying an additional 3,255 shares during the period. 86.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

The Ensign Group, Inc. (ENSG) traded down 0.56% during trading on Friday, hitting $19.61. The stock had a trading volume of 112,093 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $21.32 and a 200-day moving average price of $19.67. The Ensign Group, Inc. has a 52-week low of $16.51 and a 52-week high of $23.35. The company has a market cap of $997.52 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.83 and a beta of 0.84.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th were given a dividend of $0.0425 per share. This represents a $0.17 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 28th. The Ensign Group’s payout ratio is 20.24%.

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Several equities analysts have weighed in on ENSG shares. TheStreet raised The Ensign Group from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub lowered The Ensign Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised The Ensign Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company lowered The Ensign Group from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.00.

In other news, VP Barry Port sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.00, for a total transaction of $230,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 135,642 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,119,766. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. In the last three months, insiders have sold 11,539 shares of company stock valued at $263,781. Insiders own 6.20% of the company’s stock.

The Ensign Group Company Profile

The Ensign Group, Inc, through its operating subsidiaries, provides healthcare services across the post-acute care continuum, as well as other ancillary businesses located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)

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