Analyst Ratings for Ensign Group Inc. (ENSG)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Ensign Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) by analysts covering the stock. ENSG had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

5 analysts declared ENSG a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ENSG. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 26, implying a possible profit of 16.02 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 16, which equates to a potential downside of -28.6 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.35 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.03 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of ENSG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 62.65 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of ENSG is 0.43.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ENSG hit 23.35 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 16.51. Today's price is 35.74 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.03 percent lower than its 52-week high. ENSG has a price/earnings ratio of 27. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ENSG value stock report compares ENSG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ENSG is $1.14 billion. ENSG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.