Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) Vice Chairman Gary W. Rollins bought 2,180 shares of Rollins stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $45.84 per share, with a total value of $99,931.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Rollins, Inc. (NYSE ROL) opened at $46.82 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $10,203.41, a PE ratio of 56.40 and a beta of 0.28. Rollins, Inc. has a 1 year low of $32.82 and a 1 year high of $48.29.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $450.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $449.92 million. Rollins had a net margin of 11.15% and a return on equity of 29.60%. Rollins’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.23 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Rollins, Inc. will post 0.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 11th. Investors of record on Friday, November 10th were given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 9th. This represents a yield of 1.04%. Rollins’s payout ratio is currently 54.76%.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on ROL. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Rollins in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $44.67.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in Rollins by 2.9% during the second 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 during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Rollins by 14.7% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,686,772 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $353,638,000 after purchasing an additional 1,111,350 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its position in Rollins by 22.0% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,057,753 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $124,482,000 after purchasing an additional 551,185 shares during the period. Riverbridge Partners LLC boosted its position in Rollins by 0.6% during the third quarter. Riverbridge Partners LLC now owns 1,790,872 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $82,631,000 after purchasing an additional 10,110 shares during the period. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its position in Rollins by 10.5% during the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,760,860 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $81,246,000 after purchasing an additional 166,916 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 37.65% 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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