News stories about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.3981023370652 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Seth Rollins On How His 2018 Has Started, WWE – Rocket League Partnership To Continue, SmackDown (wrestlinginc.com)
- Rhumbline Advisers Lowers Holdings in Rollins, Inc. (ROL) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Is the Stock Safe to Invest? – Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL) – The Investor Guide (wallstreetnews24.com)
- Rollins Inc (ROL) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2017 – GuruFocus.com (gurufocus.com)
- 1,700 Insurance Jobs Lost in January (prweb.com)
A number of research firms have weighed in on ROL. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, January 27th. William Blair began coverage on shares of Rollins in a research report on Monday, January 29th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Rollins presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.67.
Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The business services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. Rollins had a net margin of 10.70% and a return on equity of 29.76%. The business had revenue of $414.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $412.08 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.17 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Rollins will post 1.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. This is a positive change from Rollins’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 8th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.10%. Rollins’s dividend payout ratio is presently 64.37%.
In other Rollins news, Vice Chairman Gary W. Rollins bought 2,180 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $45.84 per share, with a total value of $99,931.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, COO John F. Wilson sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.09, for a total transaction of $1,001,800.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 56.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Rollins Company Profile
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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