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 price target was 26, implying a possible profit of 16.02 percent. The minimum price target given was 16, implying potential capital losses of -28.6 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.35 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.03 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of ENSG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 62.65 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of ENSG is 0.43.

ENSG has traded between a high of 23.35 and a low of 16.51 over the past year. Currently the stock is 35.74 percent higher than its low, and 4.03 percent below the high. ENSG has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.