The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) VP Barry Port sold 10,000 shares of The Ensign Group stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.00, for a total transaction of $240,000.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 134,684 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,232,416. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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

  • On Wednesday, September 6th, Barry Port sold 177 shares of The Ensign Group stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.89, for a total transaction of $3,697.53.

The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) traded up $0.27 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $24.70. 85,133 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 228,324. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 1.53. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,260.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.70 and a beta of 0.84. The Ensign Group, Inc. has a 52 week low of $16.50 and a 52 week high of $24.78.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Saturday, September 30th were given a dividend of $0.043 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $0.17 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.70%. The Ensign Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 18.68%.

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Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its position in shares of The Ensign Group by 77.5% during the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 203,924 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,607,000 after purchasing an additional 89,040 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System bought a new stake in shares of The Ensign Group during the third quarter worth $463,000. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA lifted its position in shares of The Ensign Group by 28.4% during the third quarter. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA now owns 149,261 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,372,000 after purchasing an additional 33,051 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of The Ensign Group by 30.2% during the third quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,754 shares of the company’s stock worth $220,000 after purchasing an additional 2,260 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royce & Associates LP lifted its position in shares of The Ensign Group by 5.0% during the third quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 407,759 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,211,000 after purchasing an additional 19,570 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.57% of the company’s stock.

ENSG has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of The Ensign Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of The Ensign Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. TheStreet raised shares of The Ensign Group from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of The Ensign Group in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald lifted their price objective on shares of The Ensign Group from $23.00 to $27.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.50.

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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