The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 12th, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Saturday, September 30th will be given a dividend of 0.043 per share on Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.17 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th.

The Ensign Group (NASDAQ ENSG) traded down 1.39% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $20.54. 68,356 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $20.63 and its 200 day moving average is $19.83. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.91 and a beta of 0.86. The Ensign Group has a one year low of $16.51 and a one year high of $23.35.

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In other The Ensign Group news, VP Barry Port sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated 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 directly owns 135,642 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,119,766. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 12,076 shares of company stock valued at $274,998. Insiders own 6.20% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have commented on ENSG. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of The Ensign Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. BidaskClub raised shares of The Ensign Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of The Ensign Group from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The Ensign Group has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

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.

Dividend History for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)

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