The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 8th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Sunday, December 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.045 per share on Wednesday, January 31st. This represents a $0.18 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.79%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This is a positive change from The Ensign Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.04.
Shares of The Ensign Group (ENSG) traded up $0.20 on Friday, reaching $22.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 160,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 226,334. The Ensign Group has a 12-month low of $16.50 and a 12-month high of $24.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a current ratio of 1.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,159.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.19 and a beta of 0.82.
In other news, Director Antoinette T. Hubenette sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.95, for a total transaction of $52,375.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 24,626 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $515,914.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Barry Port sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.00, for a total value of $240,000.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 134,684 shares in the company, valued at $3,232,416. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 13,029 shares of company stock worth $304,739 over the last ninety days. 6.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.
About The Ensign Group
The Ensign Group, Inc, through its operating subsidiaries, provides healthcare services across the post-acute care continuum, as well as other ancillary businesses located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.
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