The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) VP Barry Port sold 24,152 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.24, for a total transaction of $609,596.48. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 143,014 shares in the company, valued at $3,609,673.36. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Barry Port also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, January 22nd, Barry Port sold 20,423 shares of The Ensign Group stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.02, for a total transaction of $490,560.46.
  • On Tuesday, January 16th, Barry Port sold 5,901 shares of The Ensign Group stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.11, for a total transaction of $142,273.11.
  • On Monday, November 20th, Barry Port sold 10,000 shares of The Ensign Group stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.00, for a total transaction of $240,000.00.

Shares of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) opened at $25.53 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. The stock has a market cap of $1,322.13, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.81. The Ensign Group, Inc. has a 12-month low of $16.50 and a 12-month high of $26.07.

The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40. The company had revenue of $487.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $457.91 million. The Ensign Group had a net margin of 2.19% and a return on equity of 13.87%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that The Ensign Group, Inc. will post 1.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Sunday, December 31st were issued a dividend of $0.045 per share. This represents a $0.18 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.71%. This is an increase from The Ensign Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.04. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. The Ensign Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.68%.

ENSG has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price target on shares of The Ensign Group in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. BidaskClub lowered shares of The Ensign Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. ValuEngine lowered shares of The Ensign Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Cantor Fitzgerald raised their price target on shares of The Ensign Group from $23.00 to $27.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $29.00 price target on shares of The Ensign Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The Ensign Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.25.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ENSG. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of The Ensign Group by 104.4% during the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 4,543 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 2,320 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of The Ensign Group during the 3rd quarter worth about $104,000. Strs Ohio bought a new position in shares of The Ensign Group during the 4th quarter worth about $142,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new position in shares of The Ensign Group during the 3rd quarter worth about $220,000. Finally, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of The Ensign Group by 30.2% during the 3rd quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,754 shares of the company’s stock worth $220,000 after acquiring an additional 2,260 shares during the period. 84.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About The Ensign Group

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.

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