NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

The Ensign Group

(Nasdaq:

ENSG

) is tomorrow, September 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $22.87 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%.

The average volume for The Ensign Group has been 195,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. The Ensign Group has a market cap of $457.5 million and is part of the

health care

sector and

health services

industry. Shares are down 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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The Ensign Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides nursing and rehabilitative care services in California, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.9, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates The Ensign Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

The Ensign Group Ratings Report

.

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