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.

ENSG was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 26, which equates to a potential upside of 16.02 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 16, implying a possible loss of -28.6 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.35 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.03 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. ENSG has a PEG ratio of 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 below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.