Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Rollins (ROL) Stock Price

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:

Rollins traded down $0.26, reaching $50.29, on Monday, according to 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.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The business services provider reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $408.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $402.95 million. Rollins had a net margin of 10.97% and a return on equity of 30.79%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.17 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Rollins will post 1.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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