The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) Director Antoinette T. Hubenette sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.95, for a total value of $52,375.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 24,626 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $515,914.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ ENSG) traded down 0.05% during trading on Thursday, reaching $20.42. 113,725 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $1.04 billion, a PE ratio of 23.77 and a beta of 0.86. The Ensign Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $16.51 and a 12 month high of $23.35. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $20.49 and a 200-day moving average price of $19.84.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Saturday, September 30th will be given a dividend of $0.043 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $0.17 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.84%. The Ensign Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.24%.

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A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of ENSG. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its position in The Ensign Group by 1.7% during the 4th quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 78,280 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,739,000 after buying an additional 1,320 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its position in The Ensign Group by 2.1% during the 1st quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 19,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $367,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC lifted its position in The Ensign Group by 52.2% during the 1st quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 7,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 2,400 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in The Ensign Group by 8.9% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 194,729 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,660,000 after buying an additional 15,899 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can lifted its position in The Ensign Group by 6.3% during the 1st quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 66,476 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,248,000 after buying an additional 3,956 shares in the last quarter. 84.20% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on ENSG. TheStreet upgraded The Ensign Group from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered The Ensign Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered The Ensign Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, August 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

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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