ENSG - The Ensign Group, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
-0.03 (-0.05%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

57.36 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:04PM EDT

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Previous Close57.39
Bid57.35 x 900
Ask57.36 x 3100
Day's Range57.29 - 57.84
52 Week Range34.69 - 58.88
Avg. Volume292,790
Market Cap3.041B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.90
PE Ratio (TTM)32.57
EPS (TTM)1.76
Earnings DateJul 31, 2019 - Aug 5, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.19 (0.33%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-06-27
1y Target Est57.00
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