Headlines about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2368336451918 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Several analysts recently issued reports on ROL shares. BidaskClub downgraded Rollins from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Saturday, July 29th.

Shares of Rollins (ROL) opened at 44.72 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $9.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 53.69 and a beta of 0.30. Rollins has a 52 week low of $28.00 and a 52 week high of $44.98. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $44.17 and its 200 day moving average price is $40.91.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The business services provider reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25. Rollins had a return on equity of 30.26% and a net margin of 11.22%. The business had revenue of $433.56 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $436.81 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.22 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Rollins will post $0.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 10th were issued a dividend of $0.115 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 8th. This represents a $0.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.03%. Rollins’s payout ratio is currently 55.42%.

In other Rollins news, insider John F. Wilson sold 12,876 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.60, for a total transaction of $574,269.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 56.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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