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Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG) CFO Suzanne D. Snapper sold 89 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.17, for a total value of $2,952.13. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 30,461 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,010,391. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ENSG. Analysts at Oppenheimer cut their price target on shares of Ensign Group from $51.00 to $38.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 17th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Ensign Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 24th. They now have a $29.40 price target on the stock.

Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG) traded up 0.39% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $33.53. 73,310 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Ensign Group has a 1-year low of $20.2182 and a 1-year high of $33.93. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $32.02 and its 200-day moving average is $25.7. The company has a market cap of $744.9 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.11.

Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG) last released its earnings data on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $239.65 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $241.58 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.65 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Ensign Group will post $2.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The Ensign Group, Inc, is a holding company. The Company is a provider of skilled nursing and rehabilitative care services through the operation of 103 facilities, five home health and three hospice operations located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.

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