Media headlines about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.3766054006522 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Seth Rollins Cuts Fiery Promo On Going To WrestleMania 34, Unexpectedly Funny Superstars, WWE Music (wrestlinginc.com)
- UGA names biz learning center building for Orkins – Online Athens (onlineathens.com)
- Rollins, Inc. Named to Training Magazine’s Top 125 – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- Form 4/A RPC INC For: Nov 30 Filed by: ROLLINS R RANDALL (streetinsider.com)
- WWE News: Ric Flair reveals who he would put in The Four Horsemen from today’s WWE Superstars (sportskeeda.com)
A number of research firms recently commented on ROL. William Blair began coverage on Rollins in a research note on Monday, January 29th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Saturday, January 27th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Rollins in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.67.
Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The business services provider reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $414.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $412.08 million. Rollins had a return on equity of 29.76% and a net margin of 10.70%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.17 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Rollins will post 1.13 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 9th will be paid a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.12%. This is a positive change from Rollins’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 8th. Rollins’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 64.37%.
In other Rollins news, Vice Chairman Gary W. Rollins purchased 2,180 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $45.84 per share, with a total value of $99,931.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. 56.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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