Stock of The Day: Is Rollins, Inc. a Buy? The Stock Reaches 52-Week High Today

Stock of The Day: Is Rollins, Inc. a Buy? The Stock Reaches 52 Week High Today

The stock of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) hit a new 52-week high and has $45.05 target or 41.00% above today’s $31.95 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $7.09 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Nov, 21 by Barchart.com. If the $45.05 price target is reached, the company will be worth $2.91B more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. About 113,122 shares traded hands. Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has risen 18.82% since April 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.96% the S&P500.

Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) Ratings Coverage

Out of 2 analysts covering Rollins (NYSE:ROL), 0 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 0 are positive. Rollins has been the topic of 4 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 21 by Sidoti. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, September 1. Zacks upgraded the shares of ROL in a report on Thursday, August 20 to “Sell” rating. As per Tuesday, January 12, the company rating was upgraded by Sidoti.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Rollins Inc. provides services to both residential and commercial customers. The four primary services provided are termite and pest control, protective services, lawn care and plantscaping. Orkin Exterminating Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary (Orkin), is one of the world’s largest termite and pest control companies. Rollins Protective Services, a division of the Registrant, is a pioneer in developing customized wired and wireless electronic security systems.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.01, from 1.2 in 2016Q1. The ratio fall, as 23 funds sold all Rollins, Inc. shares owned while 70 reduced positions. 20 funds bought stakes while 92 increased positions. They now own 76.86 million shares or 1.29% more from 75.88 million shares in 2016Q1.
Glenmede Company Na has 1,418 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Huntington State Bank reported 7,808 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys accumulated 25,000 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Shell Asset Mngmt owns 17,430 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Aperio Ltd Co has 0.01% invested in the company for 22,394 shares. Mcf Advisors Llc accumulated 86 shares or 0% of the stock. California Pub Employees Retirement accumulated 0.02% or 385,666 shares. Stifel Financial Corp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Td Asset Mngmt Incorporated has 78,250 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Fuller And Thaler Asset Mngmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Fincl Mgmt accumulated 0% or 280 shares. Blackrock Advisors Limited Liability holds 52,675 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Walleye Trading Limited Company accumulated 0% or 988 shares. First Quadrant L P Ca reported 253 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Aviva Public Limited Company has 207,500 shares for 0.04% of their US portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since June 7, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $144,592 net activity. $492 worth of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) shares were sold by Iarocci Eugene A.

More important recent Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Rollins, Inc. Reports Record Third Quarter And Nine Months 2016 Financial Results” on October 26, 2016, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “Rollins, Inc. Announces Operational Leadership Changes”, Prnewswire.com published: “Rollins, Inc. Acquires Scientific Pest Management in Australia” on August 31, 2016. More interesting news about Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) was released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Rollins, Inc. Acquires Two Critter Control Franchises” with publication date: April 12, 2016.

ROL Company Profile

Rollins, Inc., incorporated on February 24, 1948, is a service company, which provides pest and termite control services. The Firm operates in pest and termite control business segment. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides its services to both residential and commercial clients in North America and Australia with international franchises in Central America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, Africa, and Mexico. The Company’s subsidiaries include Orkin LLC. (Orkin), Western Pest Services (Western), The Industrial Fumigant Company, LLC (IFC), HomeTeam Pest Defense (HomeTeam), Rollins Australia (Rollins Australia) and Rollins Wildlife Services.

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