Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Boosts Stake in Rollins, Inc. (ROL)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) by 0.4% in the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 627,781 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,510 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Rollins were worth $28,964,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Rollins by 243.6% in the third quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 4,144 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $191,000 after acquiring an additional 2,938 shares during the last quarter. Hengehold Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Rollins in the third quarter worth about $202,000. Clinton Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Rollins in the second quarter worth about $217,000. Achmea Investment Management B.V. bought a new position in shares of Rollins in the second quarter worth about $221,000. Finally, Reynders McVeigh Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Rollins in the third quarter worth about $268,000. 37.64% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on ROL shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Rollins in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $44.67.

In other Rollins news, Vice Chairman Gary W. Rollins acquired 2,180 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $45.84 per share, for a total transaction of $99,931.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 56.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) opened at $47.69 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $10,400.00, a P/E ratio of 56.77 and a beta of 0.28. Rollins, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $33.04 and a fifty-two week high of $48.29.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $450.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $449.92 million. Rollins had a net margin of 11.15% and a return on equity of 29.60%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.23 EPS. equities analysts expect that Rollins, Inc. will post 0.85 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Rollins

Rollins, Inc is a service company, which operates in pest and termite control business segment. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides its services to both residential and commercial customers in North America, Australia, and Europe with international franchises in Central America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, Africa, Canada, Australia, and Mexico.

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