Gabelli Funds Trimmed By $6.12 Million Its Rollins (ROL) Position, Bamco Boosted Sociedad Quimica Minera De C (SQM) Holding

June 19, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Gabelli Funds Llc decreased Rollins Inc (ROL) stake by 4.89% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Gabelli Funds Llc sold 185,577 shares as Rollins Inc (ROL)’s stock rose 12.43%. The Gabelli Funds Llc holds 3.61M shares with $121.85 million value, down from 3.79 million last quarter. Rollins Inc now has $9.48 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.55% or $0.24 reaching $43.52. About 97,314 shares traded. Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has risen 51.75% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.05% the S&P500.

Bamco Inc increased Sociedad Quimica Minera De C (SQM) stake by 2.09% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Bamco Inc acquired 21,627 shares as Sociedad Quimica Minera De C (SQM)’s stock rose 11.91%. The Bamco Inc holds 1.06M shares with $30.27M value, up from 1.04 million last quarter. Sociedad Quimica Minera De C now has $9.17 billion valuation. The stock declined 1.34% or $0.46 reaching $33.98 on the news. About 398,007 shares traded. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (ADR) (NYSE:SQM) has risen 69.80% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 53.10% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.31, from 1.19 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 16 investors sold ROL shares while 91 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 79.70 million shares or 0.68% less from 80.25 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca holds 0% of its portfolio in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) for 253 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Louisiana State Employees Retirement System owns 23,700 shares. Connecticut-based Wexford Lp has invested 0.02% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Capstone Asset Mgmt Comm reported 14,622 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. New England & Mngmt accumulated 7,700 shares. Northern Tru Corp invested in 853,520 shares. Signaturefd Lc holds 0.27% of its portfolio in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) for 47,177 shares. Schwartz Investment Counsel reported 0.14% of its portfolio in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Bright Rock Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.47% or 45,000 shares. Ameritas Inv Prtnrs holds 28,693 shares. Bb&T Corp holds 7,333 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Utah Retirement invested 0.01% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Millennium Mngmt Limited Co reported 0.01% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Select Equity Group Limited Partnership reported 5.77M shares stake.

Gabelli Funds Llc increased Liberty Braves Group C stake by 18,704 shares to 679,288 valued at $13.99M in 2016Q4. It also upped Kraft Heinz Co/The stake by 3,667 shares and now owns 397,000 shares. Servicemaster Global Hldgs Ico (NYSE:SERV) was raised too.

Analysts await Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.25 EPS, up 13.64% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.22 per share. ROL’s profit will be $54.46 million for 43.52 P/E if the $0.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual EPS reported by Rollins, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 47.06% EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Rollins (NYSE:ROL), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Rollins had 6 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Nomura. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 12 by Sidoti. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, March 21 by Sidoti. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Tuesday, September 1.

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $239,280 activity. Luczynski Thomas E sold $239,280 worth of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) on Friday, May 5.

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