Rollins (ROL) Getting Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

Media coverage about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) has been trending positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a news sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.3665676076222 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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A number of analysts have issued reports on ROL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 27th. William Blair assumed coverage on Rollins in a report on Monday, January 29th. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Rollins presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $47.67.

Shares of ROL stock traded up $1.34 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $52.64. The stock had a trading volume of 1,022,411 shares, compared to its average volume of 672,404. Rollins has a one year low of $36.25 and a one year high of $53.00. The company has a market capitalization of $11,194.17, a P/E ratio of 60.51 and a beta of 0.22.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The business services provider reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. Rollins had a return on equity of 29.76% and a net margin of 10.70%. The company had revenue of $414.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $412.08 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.17 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Rollins will post 1.13 EPS for the current year.

In other Rollins news, COO John F. Wilson sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.09, for a total value of $1,001,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 55.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Rollins Company Profile

Rollins, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides pest and termite control services to residential and commercial customers. It offers protection against termite damage, rodents, and insects to homes and businesses, including hotels, food service establishments, food manufacturers, retailers, and transportation companies.

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