NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) is tomorrow, June 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 $32.45 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.7%.

The average volume for The Ensign Group has been 102,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. The Ensign Group has a market cap of $675.8 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 30.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 15.6, 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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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