Rollins (NYSE:ROL) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about Rollins (NYSE:ROL) have been trending positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rollins earned a coverage optimism score of 0.50 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently weighed in on ROL. Nomura reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective on shares of Rollins in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. BidaskClub lowered Rollins from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Instinet raised their price target on Rollins from $40.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 29th.

Shares of Rollins (NYSE ROL) opened at 40.85 on Tuesday. Rollins has a 52 week low of $27.29 and a 52 week high of $43.75. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $42.20 and a 200 day moving average price of $37.51. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.91 billion, a PE ratio of 51.06 and a beta of 0.29.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The business services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17. Rollins had a net margin of 11.01% and a return on equity of 30.01%. The firm had revenue of $375.25 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $373.04 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.15 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Rollins will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Rollins

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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