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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 26, implying potential capital gains of 16.02 percent. The lowest price target was 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. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of ENSG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 62.65 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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 last 52-weeks, ENSG has achieved a high of 23.35 and a low of 16.51. Today's price is 35.74 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 4.03 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.14 billion. ENSG's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.