Prudential Financial Inc. lowered its position in shares of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) by 5.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 81,422 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,360 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.16% of The Ensign Group worth $1,839,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of The Ensign Group by 86.6% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 4,664 shares of the company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 2,164 shares during the last quarter. UBS Group AG increased its stake in shares of The Ensign Group by 93.9% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 6,986 shares of the company’s stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 3,383 shares during the last quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. increased its stake in shares of The Ensign Group by 0.6% in the second quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 6,280 shares of the company’s stock worth $137,000 after buying an additional 38 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of The Ensign Group by 17.6% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 7,156 shares of the company’s stock worth $156,000 after buying an additional 1,072 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of The Ensign Group by 7.5% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,494 shares of the company’s stock worth $163,000 after buying an additional 526 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 84.87% of the company’s stock.

In other The Ensign Group news, VP Barry Port sold 10,000 shares of The Ensign Group stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.00, for a total value of $240,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 134,684 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,232,416. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Antoinette T. Hubenette sold 2,500 shares of The Ensign Group stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.95, for a total transaction of $52,375.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 24,626 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $515,914.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 13,029 shares of company stock valued at $304,739. 6.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on ENSG shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of The Ensign Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price target on shares of The Ensign Group in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald lifted 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 note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of The Ensign Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.50.

The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) opened at $22.65 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1,151.85, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.08 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a quick ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. The Ensign Group, Inc. has a 1-year low of $16.50 and a 1-year high of $24.78.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)

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