John G. Nackel Sells 7,000 Shares of The Ensign Group, Inc. (ENSG) Stock
The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) Director John G. Nackel sold 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.90, for a total transaction of $195,300.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 84,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,350,072.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.
The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ ENSG) opened at $26.84 on Friday. The Ensign Group, Inc. has a 52 week low of $16.50 and a 52 week high of $28.17. The company has a current ratio of 1.63, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. The company has a market cap of $1,360.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 0.62.
The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40. The Ensign Group had a net margin of 2.19% and a return on equity of 13.87%. The firm had revenue of $487.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $457.91 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.30 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that The Ensign Group, Inc. will post 1.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
ENSG has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. SunTrust Banks set a $29.00 price target on shares of The Ensign Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of The Ensign Group in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The Ensign Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 16th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of The Ensign Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $22.00 price objective on shares of The Ensign Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.80.
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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