Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $43.40 and last traded at $43.31, with a volume of 337686 shares. The stock had previously closed at $42.95.

ROL has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rollins from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 5th. Nomura reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Rollins in a research note on Monday, January 28th. Five 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 target price of $39.00.

The company has a market capitalization of $14.18 billion, a PE ratio of 60.99 and a beta of 0.49.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $444.62 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $446.61 million. Rollins had a return on equity of 33.03% and a net margin of 12.72%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.10 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts expect that Rollins, Inc. will post 0.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider John F. Wilson sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.84, for a total value of $1,225,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 56.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ROL. Enlightenment Research LLC bought a new stake in Rollins during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $32,000. Proficio Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in Rollins by 50.4% during the 4th quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,235 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $45,000 after acquiring an additional 414 shares in the last quarter. Clarfeld Financial Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Rollins during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $45,000. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. bought a new stake in Rollins during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $46,000. Finally, Whittier Trust Co. boosted its position in Rollins by 50.0% during the 4th quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 1,419 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $51,000 after acquiring an additional 473 shares in the last quarter. 39.84% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Rollins (NYSE:ROL)

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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