News coverage about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.792836341706 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target for the company in a research note on Saturday, July 29th. Instinet increased their price target on shares of Rollins from $40.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Finally, Nomura reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Rollins in a research note on Thursday, April 27th.

Shares of Rollins (NYSE:ROL) traded up 1.15% on Monday, hitting $44.15. 293,479 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $42.52 and its 200 day moving average is $39.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 53.00 and a beta of 0.29. Rollins has a 1-year low of $28.00 and a 1-year high of $44.64.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last posted 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 net margin of 11.22% and a return on equity of 30.26%. The firm had revenue of $433.56 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $436.81 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.22 earnings per share. The company’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 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be issued 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 currently 55.42%.

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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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