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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ENSG. The maximum price target given was 26, implying a possible profit of 16.02 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 16, implying a possible loss of -28.6 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.35 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.03 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of ENSG to grow at a rate of 62.65 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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. Currently the stock is 35.74 percent higher than its low, and 4.03 percent lower than its 52-week 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.