Rollins, Inc. (ROL) Holdings Increased by Alliancebernstein L.P.

Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its holdings in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) by 3.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 70,310 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,330 shares during the quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P.’s holdings in Rollins were worth $2,862,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. First Quadrant L P CA grew its holdings in Rollins by 909.7% in the 2nd quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 3,857 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $157,000 after buying an additional 3,475 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. grew its holdings in Rollins by 1,223.2% in the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,499 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $184,000 after buying an additional 4,159 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank grew its holdings in Rollins by 133.7% in the 2nd quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 5,471 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $223,000 after buying an additional 3,130 shares during the period. Greenleaf Trust purchased a new stake in Rollins in the 2nd quarter valued at about $230,000. Finally, Blair William & Co. IL purchased a new stake in Rollins in the 1st quarter valued at about $210,000. Institutional investors own 37.33% of the company’s stock.

In other Rollins news, insider John F. Wilson sold 12,876 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.60, for a total value of $574,269.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 56.30% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on ROL. BidaskClub lowered Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th.

Rollins, Inc. (NYSE ROL) opened at 47.33 on Wednesday. Rollins, Inc. has a 1-year low of $28.00 and a 1-year high of $47.38. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $44.99 and a 200 day moving average price of $41.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 56.82 and a beta of 0.31.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The business services provider reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.25. Rollins had a return on equity of 30.26% and a net margin of 11.22%. The company had revenue of $433.56 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $436.81 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.22 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Rollins, Inc. will post $0.85 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 10th were given a $0.115 dividend. This represents a $0.46 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 8th. Rollins’s payout ratio is currently 55.42%.

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Rollins Profile

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Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. First Quadrant L P CA grew its holdings in Rollins by 909.7% in the 2nd quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 3,857 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $157,000 after buying an additional 3,475 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. grew its holdings in Rollins by 1,223.2% in the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,499 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $184,000 after buying an additional 4,159 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank grew its holdings in Rollins by 133.7% in the 2nd quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 5,471 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $223,000 after buying an additional 3,130 shares during the period. Greenleaf Trust purchased a new stake in Rollins in the 2nd quarter valued at about $230,000. Finally, Blair William & Co. IL purchased a new stake in Rollins in the 1st quarter valued at about $210,000. Institutional investors own 37.33% of the company’s stock.

In other Rollins news, insider John F. Wilson sold 12,876 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.60, for a total value of $574,269.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 56.30% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on ROL. BidaskClub lowered Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th.

Rollins, Inc. (NYSE ROL) opened at 47.33 on Wednesday. Rollins, Inc. has a 1-year low of $28.00 and a 1-year high of $47.38. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $44.99 and a 200 day moving average price of $41.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 56.82 and a beta of 0.31.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The business services provider reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.25. Rollins had a return on equity of 30.26% and a net margin of 11.22%. The company had revenue of $433.56 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $436.81 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.22 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Rollins, Inc. will post $0.85 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 10th were given a $0.115 dividend. This represents a $0.46 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 8th. Rollins’s payout ratio is currently 55.42%.

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Rollins 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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