Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Rollins (ROL) Stock Price

Media headlines about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.7112396022819 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) traded down $0.07 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $47.62. The stock had a trading volume of 426,158 shares, compared to its average volume of 523,893. Rollins has a 1 year low of $33.00 and a 1 year high of $48.29. The company has a market capitalization of $10,395.24, a P/E ratio of 56.69 and a beta of 0.27.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.01). Rollins had a return on equity of 29.60% and a net margin of 11.15%. The company had revenue of $450.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $449.92 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.23 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Rollins will post 0.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ROL has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Rollins in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.67.

In related news, Vice Chairman Gary W. Rollins acquired 2,180 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $45.84 per share, with a total value of $99,931.20. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 56.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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