The Ensign Group, Inc. (ENSG) Analysts See $0.36 EPS

January 23, 2018 - By Richard Conner

 The Ensign Group, Inc. (ENSG) Analysts See $0.36 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.45, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 10 investors sold The Ensign Group, Inc. shares while 47 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 41.50 million shares or 1.56% more from 40.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Morgan Stanley owns 67,093 shares. The New York-based Jpmorgan Chase Co has invested 0% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Copeland Capital Mgmt Limited Liability accumulated 1.08 million shares. Moreover, Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md has 0.01% invested in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) for 2.40M shares. 2,297 are owned by Tower Research Cap Ltd Liability Corp (Trc). Moreover, Legal General Gru Public Limited has 0% invested in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Moreover, Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc has 0% invested in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). New York State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0% or 49,582 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), a Switzerland-based fund reported 1,447 shares. Fdx Advisors Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Scotia reported 10,000 shares. Us Bank De holds 4,096 shares. Voya Investment Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 23,013 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Kestrel Invest Management Corp invested in 2.79% or 348,700 shares. Cambridge Research invested in 28,312 shares.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 insider sales for $870,657 activity. Hubenette Antoinette T. sold $52,385 worth of stock. Keetch Chad had sold 387 shares worth $8,438. 5,000 shares were sold by Wittekind Beverly B., worth $112,750. 177 shares were sold by Port Barry, worth $3,698.

Analysts expect The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) to report $0.36 EPS on February, 14.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 38.46 % from last quarter’s $0.26 EPS. ENSG’s profit would be $18.42 million giving it 16.68 P/E if the $0.36 EPS is correct. After having $0.33 EPS previously, The Ensign Group, Inc.’s analysts see 9.09 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.54% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $24.02. About 111,034 shares traded. The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) has declined 7.08% since January 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.78% the S&P500.

The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ensign Group had 16 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, February 12 report. Oppenheimer maintained The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) on Wednesday, August 5 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, November 19 with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, May 12. The stock of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, May 12. As per Monday, June 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Thursday, August 3. As per Monday, October 2, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Thursday, November 9.

The Ensign Group, Inc. provides health care services in the post-acute care continuum and other ancillary businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.23 billion. It operates through three divisions: Transitional and Skilled Services; Assisted and Independent Living Services; and Home Health and Hospice Services. It has a 26.42 P/E ratio. The Transitional and Skilled Services segment provides a range of medical, nursing, rehabilitative, and pharmacy services, as well as routine services comprising daily dietary, social, and recreational services to Medicaid, private pay, managed care, and Medicare payors.

More notable recent The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “The Ensign Group Acquires Arizona Skilled Nursing Facilities” on September 05, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “The Ensign Group Closes on HUD-Insured Loan Portfolio” published on December 27, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Ensign Group (ENSG) Grows on Buyouts, High Debt Level a Drag” on January 08, 2018. More interesting news about The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “The Ensign Group Acquires Home Health and Hospice Operations in Oklahoma City …” published on November 07, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “The Ensign Group to Present at the Stifel 2017 Healthcare Conference Today …” with publication date: November 14, 2017.

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