Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus price target of $32.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.25 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Rollins an industry rank of 225 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 29th. Nomura reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Rollins in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Instinet increased 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, BidaskClub cut Rollins from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD bought a new stake in shares of Rollins during the second quarter worth $258,000. Shell Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in shares of Rollins by 76.0% in the second quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 17,230 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $701,000 after buying an additional 7,441 shares during the last quarter. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz LLC boosted its stake in shares of Rollins by 86.2% in the second quarter. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz LLC now owns 14,355 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $584,000 after buying an additional 6,644 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Rollins by 14.6% in the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 61,979 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,523,000 after buying an additional 7,897 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Greenleaf Trust bought a new stake in shares of Rollins during the second quarter worth $230,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 37.61% of the company’s stock.

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Rollins (ROL) traded down 1.01% on Thursday, reaching $43.05. The company had a trading volume of 121,608 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.39 billion, a PE ratio of 53.81 and a beta of 0.29. Rollins has a 12 month low of $27.29 and a 12 month high of $43.89. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $41.75 and a 200 day moving average of $38.50.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The business services provider reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25. Rollins had a return on equity of 30.01% and a net margin of 11.01%. The firm had revenue of $433.56 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $436.81 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.22 earnings per share. Rollins’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Rollins will post $0.86 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared 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. This represents a $0.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 8th. Rollins’s payout ratio is 57.50%.

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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