Carlson Capital LP Has Decreased Its Suntrust Bks (STI) Position; 4 Analysts Bullish The Ensign Group, Inc. (ENSG)

January 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Among 7 analysts covering Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ensign Group had 16 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Mkt Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by JMP Securities. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by SunTrust. The company was maintained on Monday, November 6 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 9 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 2 with “Buy”. As per Monday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, November 19 by RBC Capital Markets. See The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) latest ratings:

19/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $21.0 Maintain
02/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $21.0 Maintain
01/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $21.0 Maintain
03/08/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy New Target: $26.0000 Maintain
31/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $21.0000 Maintain
26/07/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold

Carlson Capital LP decreased Suntrust Bks Inc (STI) stake by 64.88% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Carlson Capital LP sold 795,265 shares as Suntrust Bks Inc (STI)’s stock declined 9.30%. The Carlson Capital LP holds 430,567 shares with $25.74M value, down from 1.23M last quarter. Suntrust Bks Inc now has $32.79 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.52% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $68.89. About 4.51M shares traded or 22.28% up from the average. SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) has risen 26.82% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.12% the S&P500.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $436,236 activity. 2,500 shares were sold by Hubenette Antoinette T., worth $52,385. Wittekind Beverly B. had sold 110 shares worth $2,298 on Tuesday, September 5. 177 shares were sold by Port Barry, worth $3,698 on Wednesday, September 6. The insider Keetch Chad sold 387 shares worth $8,438. On Wednesday, August 2 Snapper Suzanne D. sold $10,353 worth of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) or 476 shares.

The Ensign Group, Inc. provides health care services in the post-acute care continuum and other ancillary businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.22 billion. It operates through three divisions: Transitional and Skilled Services; Assisted and Independent Living Services; and Home Health and Hospice Services. It has a 26.31 P/E ratio. The Transitional and Skilled Services segment provides a range of medical, nursing, rehabilitative, and pharmacy services, as well as routine services comprising daily dietary, social, and recreational services to Medicaid, private pay, managed care, and Medicare payors.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.45, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 10 investors sold The Ensign Group, Inc. shares while 47 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 41.50 million shares or 1.56% more from 40.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Comml Bank Of America Corporation De holds 0% of its portfolio in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) for 269,903 shares. Boston Advsrs Ltd Liability Company holds 0.02% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) or 37,885 shares. Fmr Lc accumulated 229,221 shares or 0% of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors L P owns 2.23 million shares. Voya Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 23,013 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Heartland Advisors Inc reported 300,000 shares. Hsbc Plc holds 0% or 11,319 shares in its portfolio. New Amsterdam Ptnrs Limited Liability Com New York accumulated 52,702 shares or 0.25% of the stock. 28,312 were reported by Cambridge Research. X Com Limited Liability Corp accumulated 929 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems has 24,796 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. United Advisers owns 13,478 shares. The Georgia-based Invesco Limited has invested 0% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Old Natl National Bank & Trust In has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Goldman Sachs Gru accumulated 83,429 shares.

The stock increased 0.93% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $23.92. About 115,934 shares traded. The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) has declined 7.08% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.78% the S&P500.

Carlson Capital LP increased Cf Corp stake by 350,446 shares to 750,446 valued at $8.41M in 2017Q3. It also upped Tri Pointe Group Inc (NYSE:TPH) stake by 2.09 million shares and now owns 5.09M shares. Apartment Invt & Mgmt Co (NYSE:AIV) was raised too.

Among 34 analysts covering Suntrust Banks Inc. (NYSE:STI), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Suntrust Banks Inc. had 102 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Friday, October 7. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, August 25. Jefferies maintained SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) rating on Monday, January 8. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $76.0 target. UBS maintained SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) on Friday, October 6 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 12 by UBS. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, October 19 by BMO Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) rating on Tuesday, January 2. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $65.0 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim given on Thursday, October 8. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of STI in report on Monday, January 25 with “Equal Weight” rating. On Friday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $46,331 activity. Johnson Susan S sold $46,331 worth of stock or 808 shares.

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