Ensign Group (ENSG) Holder Hawk Ridge Management Has Lifted Its Stake; Marsico Capital Management Decreased Its Healthcare Svcs Grp (HCSG) Holding by $706,331

January 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Hawk Ridge Management Llc increased its stake in Ensign Group Inc (ENSG) by 7.58% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hawk Ridge Management Llc bought 40,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.87% with the market. The institutional investor held 570,633 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.89M, up from 530,433 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hawk Ridge Management Llc who had been investing in Ensign Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.22B market cap company. 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.

Marsico Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Healthcare Svcs Grp Inc (HCSG) by 11.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Marsico Capital Management Llc sold 13,327 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 103,117 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.57M, down from 116,444 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Marsico Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Healthcare Svcs Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.80 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.50% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $51.92. About 330,616 shares traded. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 24.89% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.

Hawk Ridge Management Llc, which manages about $266.13 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apptio Inc by 109,800 shares to 203,243 shares, valued at $3.75 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Fogo De Chao Inc by 208,559 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 56,563 shares, and cut its stake in Avnet Inc (NYSE:AVT).

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $436,236 activity. 250 shares valued at $5,224 were sold by Snapper Suzanne D. on Tuesday, September 5. Keetch Chad sold $6,937 worth of stock or 332 shares. $3,698 worth of stock was sold by Port Barry on Wednesday, September 6. Another trade for 2,500 shares valued at $52,385 was sold by Hubenette Antoinette T..

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.45, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 10 investors sold ENSG 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. Parametric Port Ltd owns 0% invested in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) for 52,134 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 34,908 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio stated it has 0.02% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Geode Management Ltd Liability stated it has 0% in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). 83,429 are owned by Goldman Sachs Group. 81,422 were accumulated by Prudential Financial. Inv Counselors Of Maryland, a Maryland-based fund reported 843,978 shares. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can reported 0.01% stake. First Advsrs Lp has invested 0% of its portfolio in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG). Swiss Commercial Bank holds 0% or 78,500 shares in its portfolio. 19,663 are held by Fdx. Da Davidson reported 0.02% stake. First Interstate Retail Bank reported 759 shares. State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 57,882 shares. Paradigm Cap Management New York invested 0.11% of its portfolio in The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG).

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. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) on Monday, October 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, May 12 by Wells Fargo. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ENSG in report on Friday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, November 19 with “Buy”. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Oppenheimer maintained The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) on Wednesday, August 5 with “Outperform” rating. Oppenheimer maintained The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) on Thursday, May 12 with “Outperform” rating. SunTrust maintained The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) rating on Thursday, November 9. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $27.0 target. The firm has “Mkt Underperform” rating by JMP Securities given on Wednesday, January 4.

Marsico Capital Management Llc, which manages about $17.14B and $2.49B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Signature Bk New York N Y (NASDAQ:SBNY) by 27,651 shares to 66,750 shares, valued at $8.55 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) by 13,129 shares in the quarter, for a total of 38,816 shares, and has risen its stake in Cognex Corp (NASDAQ:CGNX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 10 investors sold HCSG shares while 78 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 66.03 million shares or 1.32% more from 65.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Riverhead Mgmt Limited Company holds 0.04% or 15,602 shares in its portfolio. Eulav Asset Mngmt owns 215,800 shares. Huntington Bankshares holds 2,622 shares. Moreover, California State Teachers Retirement has 0.01% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 114,143 shares. Stifel Financial Corporation reported 49,954 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue stated it has 14,495 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Renaissance Technologies Lc, a New York-based fund reported 136,264 shares. Manufacturers Life The reported 54,259 shares. The Illinois-based First Advsr Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). 12,780 were reported by Profund Advsrs Ltd Liability Co. Strs Ohio invested in 0% or 9,600 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board holds 178,734 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Sei Communications has invested 0.01% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Wells Fargo And Co Mn holds 311,945 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Bamco accumulated 175,000 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Healthcare Services had 14 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, October 17. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. Jefferies maintained Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Monday, June 5 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 28 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, November 3. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 12 report. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by Jefferies. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Jefferies. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, July 12.

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