News headlines about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) have been trending positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.9460062967121 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Rollins, Inc. And Northwest Pest Control Receive 2018 Top Workplaces Award From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- Everything I Know About Entrepreneurship I Learned As A Child (forbes.com)
- WWE News: Seth Rollins talks about Dean Ambrose missing WrestleMania 34 (sportskeeda.com)
- Seth Rollins Comments On Dean Ambrose Missing WrestleMania 34 (wrestlinginc.com)
ROL has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 target price for the company in a report on Saturday, January 27th. William Blair began coverage on shares of Rollins in a report on Monday, January 29th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.67.
Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The business services provider reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. Rollins had a net margin of 10.70% and a return on equity of 29.76%. The firm had revenue of $414.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $412.08 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.17 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Rollins will post 1.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Investors of record on Friday, February 9th were issued a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 8th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.08%. This is a boost from Rollins’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. Rollins’s payout ratio is 64.37%.
In related news, COO John F. Wilson sold 20,000 shares of Rollins stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.09, for a total value of $1,001,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 56.30% of the company’s stock.
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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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