Media coverage about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.9141865387049 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Hot Springs man attacks family, barricades himself in trailer (thv11.com)
- LOCAL ARTIST JON ROLLINS TO EXHIBIT AT INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR (yesweekly.com)
- Man suspected of shooting at police arrested after standoff in Hot Springs (katv.com)
- Suspect fires twice at SWAT team during lengthy standoff (hotsr.com)
- WWE Live Event Results From Málaga (5/13): Seth Rollins Defends, Braun Strowman In Main Event (wrestlinginc.com)
Rollins traded down $0.26, reaching $50.29, on Monday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company had a trading volume of 376,935 shares, compared to its average volume of 666,273. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 57.80 and a beta of 0.24. Rollins has a 52-week low of $50.20 and a 52-week high of $50.58.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 10th will be given a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.11%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 9th. Rollins’s payout ratio is currently 64.37%.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on ROL shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 21st. William Blair started coverage on Rollins in a research report on Monday, January 29th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, Buckingham Research started coverage on Rollins in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $50.00 target price on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.00.
In related news, COO John F. Wilson sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.09, for a total value of $1,001,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 55.80% of the company’s stock.
Rollins Company Profile
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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