The Ensign Group (ENSG) is Downgraded by Wells Fargo to Market Perform

The Ensign Group (ENSG) was Downgraded by Wells Fargo to ” Market Perform”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Outperform ” on the company shares. Wells Fargo advised their investors in a research report released on May 12, 2016.

On the company’s financial health, The Ensign Group reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on May 10, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.34. The company had revenue of $383.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $375.05 million. The company’s revenue was up 25.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.64 EPS.

The Ensign Group closed down -0.6 points or -2.71% at $21.54 with 3,66,049 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $22.33, the shares hit an intraday low of $21.46 and an intraday high of $22.33 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

In a different news, on Apr 19, 2016, Antoinette T. Hubenette (director) sold 800 shares at $23.10 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 16, 2016, Barry Port (Vice President) sold 4,174 shares at $21.44 per share price. On Feb 11, 2016, Chad Keetch (Executive Vice President) sold 359 shares at $19.65 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

The Ensign Group Inc. is a holding company. The Company through its subsidiaries is a provider of skilled nursing rehabilitative care services home health home care hospice care assisted living and urgent care services. The Company operates approximately 178 facilities of which 13 are hospice agencies 14 are home health agencies three are home care businesses and 17 are urgent care clinics in California Arizona Texas Washington Utah Idaho Colorado Nevada Iowa Nebraska Oregon and Wisconsin. It operates through two segments: transitional skilled and assisted living services which include the operation of skilled nursing facilities and assisted and independent living facilities and home health and hospice services which includes the Company’s home health home care and hospice businesses. Its wholly owned subsidiaries provide accounting payroll human resources information technology legal and other services to other operating subsidiaries.

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