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Latest Performance: The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG)

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The Ensign Group trades as part of the healthcare sector and is part of the health care providers industry. The company CEO is Christopher R. Christensen. Ensign Group Inc offers skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, home health and hospice and other ancillary services. The Transitional and Skilled Services generates maximum revenue for the company.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The ENSG stock showed a previous change of 10.84% with an open at 48.16 and a close of 48.98. It reached an intraday high of 49.99 and a low of 47.30.

SeekingAlpha:  Q4 beat propels The Ensign Group, up 11%

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.6b with 52.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 49.3m shares. Trading volume reached 942,367 shares compared to its average volume of 308,901 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, The Ensign Group shares returned 12.08% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 26.33%. Over three months, it changed 33.19%. In one year it has changed 113.64% and within that year its 52-week high was 49.99 and its 52-week low was 22.75. ENSG stock is 115.30% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 38.40 and a 50 day moving average of 42.40. Currently ENSG stock is trading 27.56% above its 200 day moving average.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.76 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 64.45. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.47. The TTM EPS is 1.78, which comes to a TTM PE of 27.52. Historically, the PE high was 64.45 and the PE low was 8.00. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 14.24, which is a decrease of -70.93%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.52
09-30-2018:  0.42
06-30-2018:  0.41
03-31-2018:  0.43

The dividend per share is currently 0.19, which is a dividend yield of 0.39%. Also, the payout ratio is 10.67%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 59.17, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 17.23%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 119.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.84

SeekingAlpha:  CMG, HBI, SGMO and PRLB among notable midday movers

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.89%, return on assets is 7.01%, profit margin is 4.39%, price-to-sales is 1.54 and price-to-book is 4.07.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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