Visionary Asset Management Inc. Has $274,000 Stake in Rollins, Inc. (ROL)

Visionary Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) by 41.1% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 7,588 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,212 shares during the quarter. Visionary Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Rollins were worth $274,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. bought a new position in shares of Rollins during the third quarter worth about $117,000. First Hawaiian Bank increased its holdings in Rollins by 237.8% in the fourth quarter. First Hawaiian Bank now owns 2,027 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $73,000 after purchasing an additional 1,427 shares in the last quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Rollins in the second quarter worth approximately $174,000. Jefferies Group LLC bought a new stake in Rollins in the third quarter worth approximately $206,000. Finally, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in Rollins in the third quarter worth approximately $207,000. Institutional investors own 25.94% of the company’s stock.

Rollins stock traded down $0.29 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $38.37. The stock had a trading volume of 343,855 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,117,255. Rollins, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $29.81 and a fifty-two week high of $42.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.44 billion, a PE ratio of 66.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.88 and a beta of 0.53.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 24th. The business services provider reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. Rollins had a return on equity of 32.90% and a net margin of 11.97%. The firm had revenue of $487.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $489.64 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.16 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts expect that Rollins, Inc. will post 0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on ROL shares. ValuEngine downgraded Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Rollins from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 12th. William Blair reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Rollins in a report on Friday, December 7th. Buckingham Research lifted their target price on Rollins from $33.33 to $37.33 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 29th. Finally, Gabelli started coverage on Rollins in a report on Monday, September 17th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $34.00 target price for the company. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $37.80.

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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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