Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) Given Average Recommendation of “Moderate Buy” by Analysts

Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROLGet Free Report) has earned an average rating of “Moderate Buy” from the six research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $47.00.

ROL has been the subject of several analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Rollins in a report on Thursday, February 15th. StockNews.com lowered Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 25th. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Rollins from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Finally, UBS Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $49.00 price target on shares of Rollins in a report on Monday, April 15th.

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Insider Transactions at Rollins

In related news, CEO Jerry Jr. Gahlhoff sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.20, for a total value of $566,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 288,671 shares in the company, valued at $13,625,271.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. In other news, insider Thomas D. Tesh sold 5,147 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.00, for a total value of $236,762.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 35,387 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,627,802. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Jerry Jr. Gahlhoff sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.20, for a total transaction of $566,400.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 288,671 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,625,271.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 30,478 shares of company stock valued at $1,417,285. Insiders own 4.69% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Trading of Rollins

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ROL. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale lifted its stake in shares of Rollins by 350.8% in the 1st quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 368,521 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $17,118,000 after acquiring an additional 286,780 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Trust Co. grew its position in Rollins by 4.1% during the 1st quarter. Cambridge Trust Co. now owns 50,055 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,316,000 after acquiring an additional 1,958 shares during the last quarter. Cetera Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Rollins in the 1st quarter worth approximately $319,000. Cetera Investment Advisers lifted its position in Rollins by 4,697.4% in the first quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 324,109 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $14,997,000 after purchasing an additional 317,353 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Atria Investments Inc grew its holdings in shares of Rollins by 0.3% in the first quarter. Atria Investments Inc now owns 105,501 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $4,882,000 after purchasing an additional 278 shares during the last quarter. 51.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Rollins Stock Down 1.8 %

Shares of NYSE ROL opened at $46.57 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 0.72 and a quick ratio of 0.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $22.55 billion, a PE ratio of 52.33, a P/E/G ratio of 3.62 and a beta of 0.66. Rollins has a one year low of $32.19 and a one year high of $47.69. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $45.41 and its 200-day moving average price is $44.10.

Rollins (NYSE:ROLGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 24th. The business services provider reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.20. The business had revenue of $748.35 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $739.12 million. Rollins had a net margin of 13.94% and a return on equity of 37.73%. The company’s revenue was up 13.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.18 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Rollins will post 1 EPS for the current year.

Rollins Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 10th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 9th. Rollins’s payout ratio is 67.42%.

Rollins Company Profile

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Rollins, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides pest and wildlife control services to residential and commercial customers in the United States and internationally. The company offers pest control services to residential properties protecting from common pests, including rodents, insects, and wildlife.

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