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 research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Zacks has also given Rollins an industry rank of 250 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Rollins in a report on Sunday, October 29th.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new position in Rollins in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $64,889,000. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Rollins by 14.7% in the 2nd 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 in the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in Rollins by 22.0% in the 2nd 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 in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in Rollins by 1,123.3% in the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 392,632 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $17,971,000 after purchasing an additional 360,535 shares in the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund lifted its stake in Rollins by 60.6% in the 3rd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 941,673 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $43,449,000 after purchasing an additional 355,300 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 37.65% of the company’s stock.

Rollins (ROL) traded down $0.09 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $45.70. The stock had a trading volume of 629,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 549,304. Rollins has a 52-week low of $32.82 and a 52-week high of $48.29. The firm has a market cap of $9,981.08, a PE ratio of 55.17 and a beta of 0.28.

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

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

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About Rollins

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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