Shares of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) have been assigned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Zacks has also assigned Rollins an industry rank of 246 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Rollins in a report on Sunday, October 29th.

Rollins (ROL) traded down $0.08 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $45.32. 306,500 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 542,377. Rollins has a 12 month low of $32.03 and a 12 month high of $48.29. The firm has a market cap of $9,896.07, a PE ratio of 54.70 and a beta of 0.26.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.01). Rollins had a return on equity of 29.60% and a net margin of 11.15%. The firm had revenue of $450.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $449.92 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.23 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Rollins will post 0.85 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 9th. Rollins’s payout ratio is 54.76%.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Rollins by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,992,641 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $406,800,000 after buying an additional 282,781 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Rollins by 14.7% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,686,772 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $353,638,000 after buying an additional 1,111,350 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Rollins by 22.0% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,057,753 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $124,482,000 after buying an additional 551,185 shares in the last quarter. Riverbridge Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Rollins by 0.6% in the 3rd quarter. Riverbridge Partners LLC now owns 1,790,872 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $82,631,000 after buying an additional 10,110 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its holdings in shares of Rollins by 10.5% in the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,760,860 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $81,246,000 after buying an additional 166,916 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 37.66% of the company’s stock.

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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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