Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp Buys A Little More The Ensign Group In (ENSG) Stock

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The Ensign Group In (NASDAQ:ENSG).

Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp bought 47,217 shares in quarter ending 09/30/2017 increasing its stake in The Ensign Group In (ENSG) by 2.2%. Its position stood at $50,474,000 an increase of 6.0% as of quarter end.

Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp isn’t the only one who has changed their investment in ENSG. As of the end of the quarter Lsv Asset Management had bought a total of 460,706 shares growing its position 140.3%. The value of the total investment in The Ensign Group In increased from $7,148,000 to $17,824,000 increasing 149.4% quarter to quarter. As of quarter end California State Teachers Retirement System had disposed of 8,379 shares trimming its stake by 9.8%. The value in dollars went from $1,858,000 to $1,739,000 a change of 6.4% quarter over quarter.

As of the end of the quarter Alliancebernstein L.P. had bought a total of 550 shares growing its holdings by 0.8%. The value of the company’s investment in The Ensign Group In went from $1,457,000 to $1,525,000 a change of $68,000 since the last quarter.

November 9 investment analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald left the stock rating at “Buy” targeting a price of $27.00. On November 7 Royal Bank Of Canada kept the stock rating at “Buy” projecting a price of $21.00.

The company is now down since yesterday’s close of 23.37. The most current P/E ratio is 25.66 and the market cap of the company is 1.19B. In the last earnings report the EPS was $0.91 with 51.17M shares presently outstanding.

Traders are a little more bearish on the company as indicated by the rise in short interest. The company saw a rise in short interest of 2.97% between September 29, 2017 and October 13, 2017. Short shares increased from 2,682,421 to 2,762,203 over that timeframe. The short-interest ratio decreased to 17.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.05% as of October 13.