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Valuation Now: Rollins (NYSE: ROL)

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Rollins trades as part of the business services industry and trades as part of the industrials sector. The company CEO is Gary W. Rollins. Rollins Inc offers pest and termite control services to residential and commercial customers in North America with international franchises in Central America and others. The company operates in one business segment that is Pest and Termite Control.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The ROL stock showed a previous change of 1.20% with an open at 35.85 and a close of 36.13. It reached an intraday high of 36.36 and a low of 35.85.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $11.8b with 327.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 317.4m shares. Trading volume reached 1,033,199 shares compared to its average volume of 1,275,189 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Rollins shares returned -1.35% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -13.46%. Over three months, it changed -7.97%. In one year it has changed 8.65% and within that year its 52-week high was 43.91 and its 52-week low was 33.07. ROL stock is 9.26% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 39.03 and a 50 day moving average of 40.24. Currently ROL stock is trading -7.43% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.71 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 50.89. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.15. The TTM EPS is 0.72, which comes to a TTM PE of 50.18. Historically, the PE high was 78.10 and the PE low was 31.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 22.90, which is a decrease of -36.63%.

The dividend per share is currently 0.42, which is a dividend yield of 1.16%. Also, the payout ratio is 58.33%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 25.29, which means it may be overvalued by -42.87%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 57.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 14,153,065, which is 4.32% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 17.87. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.47

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 34.38%, return on assets is 20.40%, profit margin is 12.43%, price-to-sales is 6.35 and price-to-book is 16.26.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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