News coverage about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8334241299831 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Several research firms have weighed in on ROL. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Rollins in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.67.
Rollins (ROL) traded up $0.06 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $47.64. 586,695 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 755,383. Rollins has a 12-month low of $32.82 and a 12-month high of $48.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,360.00, a PE ratio of 56.71 and a beta of 0.28.
Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last released 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). Rollins had a net margin of 11.15% and a return on equity of 29.60%. The firm had revenue of $450.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $449.92 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.23 EPS. Rollins’s revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Rollins will post 0.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th were given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 9th. Rollins’s payout ratio is 54.76%.
In other news, Vice Chairman Gary W. Rollins acquired 2,180 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $45.84 per share, for a total transaction of $99,931.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 56.30% of the stock is currently owned by 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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