The Ensign Group, Inc. ( ENSG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.047 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 31, 2019. Shareholders who purchased ENSG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.44% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $38.82, the dividend yield is .49%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ENSG was $38.82, representing a -20.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.96 and a 79.14% increase over the 52 week low of $21.67.
ENSG is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as HCA Healthcare, Inc. ( HCA ) and Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ). ENSG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.43. Zacks Investment Research reports ENSG's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 42.78%, compared to an industry average of 38.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ENSG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ENSG as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Small Cap US Equity Select ETF ( RNSC )
- First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund ( FYC )
- First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund ( FYX ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RNSC with an decrease of -19.36% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ENSG at 2.57%.