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The Ensign Group, Inc.

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The Ensign Group has been suffering due to continuously rising expenses that led to an earnings miss in the third quarter. Heavy debt burden has also been threatening the company’s long-term growth potential. Moreover, it remains exposed to political uncertainty created by the surprise victory of Donald Trump that has jeopardized the future of ACA. Stringent regulations in non-U.S operations of the company are other headwinds. However, the stock gained 0.27% year to date compared to 12.70% lost by the Zacks categorized Nursing Homes industry. It has established a strong position in the nursing homes industry through the rapid growth in revenues. The company’s strong underwriting results impresses. Ensign Group’s efficient capital management by way of share buyback and dividend payments has also created shareholders’ wealth. The company operates in the booming industry of post acute care that holds untapped opportunities.

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