Koshinski Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 5,138 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Rollins by 72.6% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 17,742,346 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $693,194,000 after acquiring an additional 7,461,043 shares during the last quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc boosted its holdings in Rollins by 54.5% in the fourth quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc now owns 194,415 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $7,596,000 after acquiring an additional 68,618 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC boosted its holdings in Rollins by 70.7% in the fourth quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 158,012 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $6,174,000 after acquiring an additional 65,459 shares during the last quarter. Knowledge Leaders Capital LLC acquired a new position in Rollins in the fourth quarter valued at $976,000. Finally, Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in shares of Rollins by 45.7% during the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 836,227 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $32,671,000 after purchasing an additional 262,109 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 25.69% of the company’s stock.
A number of research analysts have commented on ROL shares. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on Rollins from $30.67 to $31.33 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rollins from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 29th.
Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 27th. The business services provider reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.02. Rollins had a return on equity of 30.16% and a net margin of 11.68%. The business had revenue of $536.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $527.20 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.16 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts anticipate that Rollins, Inc. will post 0.52 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 10th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 10th will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 9th. Rollins’s payout ratio is 65.31%.
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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