How Many The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG)’s Analysts Are Bearish?

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.20, from 1.19 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 11 investors sold The Ensign Group, Inc. shares while 59 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 42.72 million shares or 0.57% less from 42.97 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported.
Counselors Of Maryland Lc accumulated 569,596 shares. Proshare Advisors Lc reported 202,380 shares. Zebra Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Wellington Management Gru Ltd Liability Partnership owns 14,991 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Skyline Asset Lp reported 477,027 shares. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Heartland Advsrs has invested 0.25% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Moreover, Retail Bank Of Montreal Can has 0.01% invested in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). 291,100 are held by Kestrel Invest Management Corp. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 36,671 shares. Piedmont Invest Advsr Inc invested in 0.02% or 11,283 shares. The New York-based Amer International Group Incorporated has invested 0% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). State Street reported 0% stake. Moreover, Vanguard Grp Inc has 0.01% invested in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) for 5.59 million shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc has invested 0% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG).

Since July 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 sales for $6.77 million activity. Shares for $3.18M were sold by Christensen Christopher R.. Another trade for 2,664 shares valued at $117,216 was sold by Wittekind Beverly B.. Keetch Chad sold 64,039 shares worth $2.88M. The insider Nackel John G. sold $156,000. Port Barry had sold 203 shares worth $7,840.

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

Among 2 analysts covering Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Ensign Group had 2 analyst reports since August 16, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $50 target in Friday, November 2 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. Below is a list of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) latest ratings and price target changes.

02/11/2018 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $42 New Target: $50 Maintain
16/08/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $26 New Target: $34 Maintain

The stock increased 1.40% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $40.65. About 49,690 shares traded. The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) has risen 99.82% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 99.82% the S&P500.

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 $2.12 billion. It operates through three divisions: Transitional and Skilled Services; Assisted and Independent Living Services; and Home Health and Hospice Services. It has a 28.39 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: Nasdaq.com which released: “The Ensign Group, Inc. (ENSG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 28, 2018 – Nasdaq” on December 27, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “The Ensign Group Acquires Utah Skilled Nursing Facility – GlobeNewswire” published on January 03, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Which Stock to Emulate HCA Healthcare (HCA) Success in 2019? – Nasdaq” on December 27, 2018. More interesting news about The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “The Ensign Group Acquires Nevada Senior Housing Facility – GlobeNewswire” published on October 04, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “The Ensign Group, Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.0475 Per Share – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 14, 2018.

The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) Institutional Positions Chart

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