The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) Shares Bought by Strs Ohio

Strs Ohio raised its holdings in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSGGet Rating) by 14.8% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 6,200 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio’s holdings in The Ensign Group were worth $492,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Lindbrook Capital LLC raised its stake in shares of The Ensign Group by 79.7% during the 2nd quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC now owns 496 shares of the company’s stock worth $36,000 after buying an additional 220 shares during the last quarter. Ronald Blue Trust Inc. acquired a new position in shares of The Ensign Group during the 2nd quarter worth $36,000. Wipfli Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of The Ensign Group during the 3rd quarter worth $44,000. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in shares of The Ensign Group during the 1st quarter worth $46,000. Finally, Heritage Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of The Ensign Group during the 2nd quarter worth $115,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.80% of the company’s stock.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several research firms have recently issued reports on ENSG. Oppenheimer lifted their price target on The Ensign Group to $105.00 in a research note on Tuesday, November 1st. Stephens lifted their price objective on The Ensign Group from $100.00 to $101.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 28th. StockNews.com upgraded The Ensign Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 5th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on The Ensign Group from $95.00 to $102.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $101.60.

Insider Buying and Selling at The Ensign Group

In other The Ensign Group news, Director Lee A. Daniels sold 2,000 shares of The Ensign Group stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.20, for a total value of $190,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 47,504 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,522,380.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. In other news, Director Lee A. Daniels sold 2,000 shares of The Ensign Group stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.20, for a total value of $190,400.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 47,504 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,522,380.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Beverly B. Wittekind sold 13,312 shares of The Ensign Group stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.07, for a total value of $1,199,011.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 43,066 shares in the company, valued at $3,878,954.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 19,812 shares of company stock worth $1,804,472 in the last 90 days. 4.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

The Ensign Group Stock Down 1.0 %

ENSG opened at $93.67 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 1.28. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 0.98. The business has a 50-day moving average of $94.19 and a two-hundred day moving average of $87.57. The Ensign Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $70.29 and a 12 month high of $99.52.

The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSGGet Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $770.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $749.71 million. The Ensign Group had a return on equity of 19.42% and a net margin of 7.32%. On average, research analysts expect that The Ensign Group, Inc. will post 3.84 earnings per share for the current year.

The Ensign Group Increases Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Saturday, December 31st will be issued a $0.058 dividend. This is a boost from The Ensign Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 29th. This represents a $0.23 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.25%. The Ensign Group’s payout ratio is 6.13%.

The Ensign Group Company Profile

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The Ensign Group, Inc provides health care services in the post-acute care continuum and other ancillary businesses. The company operates in two segments, Skilled Services and Real Estate. The company offers skilled services, which include short and long-term nursing care services for patients with chronic conditions, prolonged illness, and the elderly; and physical, occupational, and speech therapies and other rehabilitative and healthcare services.

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