Rollins, Inc. (ROL) Receives $54.00 Consensus Price Target from Analysts

Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $54.00.

A number of equities analysts have commented on ROL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Rollins from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 11th. Gabelli started coverage on shares of Rollins in a research report on Monday, September 17th. They set a “hold” rating and a $51.00 price objective for the company. Sidoti started coverage on shares of Rollins in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $55.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of Rollins in a research report on Saturday, August 18th.

ROL stock traded up $0.60 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $56.15. 1,104,635 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 745,089. Rollins has a one year low of $42.82 and a one year high of $64.39. The stock has a market cap of $13.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 64.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.65 and a beta of 0.27.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.01). Rollins had a return on equity of 31.66% and a net margin of 11.36%. The company had revenue of $480.46 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $470.15 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.25 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Research analysts expect that Rollins will post 1.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of ROL. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in shares of Rollins by 22.2% during the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 228,299 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $11,649,000 after buying an additional 41,527 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Rollins by 4.1% during the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 981,216 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $50,072,000 after buying an additional 38,770 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Rollins by 1.1% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 634,306 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $32,369,000 after buying an additional 6,917 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in Rollins by 275.4% in the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 57,803 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,950,000 after purchasing an additional 42,406 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp raised its stake in Rollins by 8.2% in the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 46,805 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,389,000 after purchasing an additional 3,532 shares in the last quarter. 38.05% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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