The Ensign Group, Inc. (ENSG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 13, 2012

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The Ensign Group, Inc. ( ENSG ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 13, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.065 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased ENSG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.33% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $26.47, the dividend yield is .98%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ENSG was $26.47, representing a -15.3% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.25 and a 13.12% increase over the 52 week low of $23.40.

ENSG is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ) and Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ). ENSG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.24. Zacks Investment Research reports ENSG's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 7.26%, compared to an industry average of -3.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ENSG Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to ENSG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ENSG as a top-10 holding:

  • Russell 2000 High Momentum ETF (SHMO).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SHMO with an increase of 18.37% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ENSG at 1.62%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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