Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Rollins (ROL) Share Price

Media headlines about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5128777670866 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on ROL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. Nomura boosted their price objective on shares of Rollins from $55.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 4th. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Rollins in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. They set a “hold” rating and a $50.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Buckingham Research began coverage on shares of Rollins in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $50.00 price objective for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.25.

Shares of NYSE:ROL opened at $52.14 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $11.44 billion, a PE ratio of 59.93 and a beta of 0.23. Rollins has a twelve month low of $39.90 and a twelve month high of $54.25.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 25th. The business services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.01). Rollins had a return on equity of 30.79% and a net margin of 10.97%. The company had revenue of $408.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $402.95 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.17 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Rollins will post 1.1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 10th were given a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 9th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.07%. Rollins’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 64.37%.

About Rollins

Rollins, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides pest and termite control services to residential and commercial customers. It offers protection against termite damage, rodents, and insects to homes and businesses, including hotels, food service establishments, food manufacturers, retailers, and transportation companies.

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