Keybank National Association OH boosted its stake in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) by 35.7% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 9,100 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,393 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Rollins were worth $329,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Capital Analysts LLC lifted its stake in Rollins by 1.1% in the third quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 81,865 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $4,968,000 after buying an additional 889 shares during the period. Nordea Investment Management AB lifted its stake in Rollins by 11.3% in the third quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 9,533 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $579,000 after buying an additional 967 shares during the period. Baird Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in Rollins by 10.9% in the third quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 10,062 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $596,000 after buying an additional 986 shares during the period. Cue Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in Rollins by 5.3% in the third quarter. Cue Financial Group Inc. now owns 24,165 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,467,000 after buying an additional 1,225 shares during the period. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC lifted its stake in Rollins by 10.2% in the third quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 15,269 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $927,000 after buying an additional 1,411 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 27.77% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE:ROL opened at $38.28 on Tuesday. Rollins, Inc. has a twelve month low of $30.80 and a twelve month high of $42.95. The company has a market cap of $12.39 billion, a PE ratio of 53.92, a PEG ratio of 4.84 and a beta of 0.47.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.01). Rollins had a return on equity of 33.03% and a net margin of 12.72%. The firm had revenue of $444.62 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $446.61 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.10 earnings per share. Rollins’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Research analysts predict that Rollins, Inc. will post 0.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 11th will be given a dividend of $0.105 per share. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.10%. This is a positive change from Rollins’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.09. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 8th. Rollins’s dividend payout ratio is presently 52.11%.

ROL has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered Rollins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Rollins from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 18th. Nomura reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Rollins in a research note on Monday, January 28th. William Blair reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Rollins in a research note on Friday, December 7th. Finally, Buckingham Research boosted their price target on Rollins from $33.33 to $37.33 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 29th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Rollins currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.00.

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Rollins 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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