Gradient Investments Boosted By $668,536 Its Verizon Communications (VZ) Holding; Bright Rock Capital Management Has Lowered By $400,000 Its Rollins (ROL) Holding

October 13, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Bright Rock Capital Management Llc decreased Rollins Inc (ROL) stake by 22.22% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Bright Rock Capital Management Llc sold 10,000 shares as Rollins Inc (ROL)’s stock rose 12.43%. The Bright Rock Capital Management Llc holds 35,000 shares with $1.43M value, down from 45,000 last quarter. Rollins Inc now has $10.38B valuation. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $47.61. About 383,445 shares traded. Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has risen 51.75% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.05% the S&P500.

Gradient Investments Llc increased Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) stake by 11.96% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Gradient Investments Llc acquired 15,194 shares as Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The Gradient Investments Llc holds 142,251 shares with $6.35 million value, up from 127,057 last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc now has $195.24 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.17% or $0.08 reaching $47.94 per share. About 20.09M shares traded or 43.30% up from the average. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since October 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $239,280 activity. Luczynski Thomas E sold $239,280 worth of stock or 6,000 shares.

Analysts await Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $0.25 earnings per share, up 8.70% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.23 per share. ROL’s profit will be $54.51M for 47.61 P/E if the $0.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual earnings per share reported by Rollins, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.67 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.50, from 1.17 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 27 investors sold ROL shares while 69 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 79.31 million shares or 1.94% more from 77.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rmb Cap Mngmt reported 32,200 shares stake. Utah Retirement System reported 17,500 shares. Pennsylvania stated it has 7,425 shares. Baring Asset Management Ltd accumulated 0.11% or 40,703 shares. Wells Fargo Co Mn has 115,953 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ahl Prtnrs Llp reported 27,900 shares. Magnetar Limited owns 34,190 shares. Prudential Fincl Inc holds 61,174 shares. Eulav Asset owns 725,500 shares or 1.45% of their US portfolio. Kennedy Capital Mngmt reported 0.11% stake. Raymond James & Associates owns 11,847 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 70,035 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Old Mutual Investors (Uk) Limited holds 0.01% or 19,200 shares. Mason Street Advisors Limited Liability Com holds 46,859 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Kbc Nv invested in 0.01% or 16,559 shares.

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. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40 target in Friday, April 28 report. The stock of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Sidoti. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Tuesday, September 1. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks. The stock of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 21 by Sidoti.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $781,618 activity. WALDEN MARNI M sold $753,961 worth of stock or 16,362 shares. 610 shares were sold by SILLIMAN CRAIG L., worth $27,657.

Among 26 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 52 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, January 25 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 7. The rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Neutral” on Thursday, February 4. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 16 by Nomura. The firm earned “Sector Outperform” rating on Wednesday, October 21 by Scotia Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, July 18. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 3 by Citigroup. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Citigroup. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by FBR Capital. Citigroup maintained the shares of VZ in report on Monday, March 14 with “Neutral” rating.

Gradient Investments Llc decreased Etfs Palladium Tr (PALL) stake by 11,286 shares to 7,183 valued at $580,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) stake by 92,581 shares and now owns 695 shares. Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.12, from 1 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 90 investors sold VZ shares while 700 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes. 2.49 billion shares or 0.28% less from 2.50 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Court Place Advisors invested in 0.82% or 38,649 shares. Edgemoor Advisors Incorporated has invested 1.35% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). 3.85 million were accumulated by Stifel. Riggs Asset Managment holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 6,997 shares. Berkshire Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Pa invested in 0.08% or 14,975 shares. Korea Invest invested in 2.68 million shares. Bryn Mawr Trust Com has 402,870 shares. 93,985 were reported by Old Point Tru And Financial N A. Ariel Invs Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.4% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Hudson Valley Inv Advsrs Incorporated Adv has invested 1.26% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Balasa Dinverno Foltz Limited Liability invested in 0.11% or 15,145 shares. Hennessy reported 261,050 shares. Carl Domino accumulated 5,375 shares. Edgewood Mngmt Limited Co accumulated 16,935 shares. Duncker Streett And holds 0.69% or 49,273 shares in its portfolio.

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