News articles about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.505753527493 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Rollins (NYSE ROL) traded up 0.55% on Wednesday, reaching $44.19. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 403,224 shares. The firm has a market cap of $9.63 billion, a PE ratio of 53.05 and a beta of 0.29. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $42.25 and its 200 day moving average price is $39.55. Rollins has a 52-week low of $27.95 and a 52-week high of $44.64.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The business services provider reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25. The business had revenue of $433.56 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $436.81 million. Rollins had a return on equity of 30.26% and a net margin of 11.22%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.22 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Rollins will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be given a dividend of $0.115 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 8th. This represents a $0.46 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.04%. Rollins’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 55.42%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on ROL. BidaskClub upgraded Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, July 29th. Instinet raised their price target on Rollins from $40.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. Finally, Nomura restated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Rollins in a research report on Thursday, April 27th.

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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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