Rollins (ROL) Holding Has Boosted by New York State Common Retirement Fund; Treehouse Foods (THS) Shareholder Wellington Shields Capital Management Cut Its Holding by $1.01 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake in Rollins Inc (ROL) by 60.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. New York State Common Retirement Fund bought 355,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 941,673 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $43.45M, up from 586,373 at the end of the previous reported quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund who had been investing in Rollins Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.38 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $47.62. About 426,158 shares traded. Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has risen 51.75% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.05% the S&P500.

Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Treehouse Foods Inc. (THS) by 23.64% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc sold 15,136 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.56% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 48,894 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.31 million, down from 64,030 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Treehouse Foods Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.80 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $48.87. About 685,230 shares traded. Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) has declined 15.01% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.71% the S&P500.




New York State Common Retirement Fund, which manages about $78.21 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Progenics Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PGNX) by 72,597 shares to 166,928 shares, valued at $1.23M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Craft Brew Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:BREW) by 131,135 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,300 shares, and cut its stake in Franklin Financial Networ.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 1 sale for $474,351 activity. 2,180 shares were bought by ROLLINS GARY W, worth $99,931 on Tuesday, December 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.37, from 1.67 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 25 investors sold ROL shares while 75 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 79.87 million shares or 0.72% more from 79.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameritas Investment Prtn has 28,705 shares. Us Comml Bank De holds 0.03% or 214,817 shares in its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.04% invested in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). 7,555 were accumulated by Kbc Group Nv. Nordea Inv Mgmt Ab, Sweden-based fund reported 8,566 shares. Moreover, Utah Retirement Systems has 0.02% invested in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) for 17,500 shares. Nationwide Fund holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) for 162,068 shares. Bluecrest Cap Management Ltd has 0.01% invested in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 475,753 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Mason Street Ltd Llc reported 47,611 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. S&Co Inc holds 79,022 shares. Private Company Na invested in 5,846 shares. Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). United Svcs Automobile Association owns 5,656 shares. Etrade Capital Ltd Liability Com invested 0.02% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL).

Among 5 analysts covering Rollins (NYSE:ROL), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Rollins had 7 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of ROL in report on Friday, October 27 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Sidoti. The rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Neutral” on Monday, March 21. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $2.11 million activity.

Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc, which manages about $901.02M and $753.65 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 3,350 shares to 22,550 shares, valued at $2.37 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Flowers Foods Inc (NYSE:FLO) by 7.64 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 14.79 million shares, and has risen its stake in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.63, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 49 investors sold THS shares while 91 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 66.16 million shares or 2.00% more from 64.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Victory Capital Management stated it has 3.27M shares or 0.5% of all its holdings. California Pub Employees Retirement holds 0.01% or 116,191 shares in its portfolio. First Republic holds 3,025 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 133,964 shares stake. Johnson Group Inc reported 56 shares. Finance Services Corp has invested 0% in Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS). Wells Fargo And Com Mn holds 0.11% or 5.13M shares in its portfolio. Amica Retiree Trust holds 0.08% in Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) or 1,421 shares. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Limited Liability stated it has 332,021 shares. Voya Mgmt Lc reported 0% stake. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has invested 0.01% in Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS). Franklin Resources has 449,909 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Stifel Financial Corp owns 26,175 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Tiaa Cref Inv Management Ltd Liability Com holds 276,716 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 26,752 were reported by Invest Service Wi.

Analysts await Treehouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE:THS) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.93 earnings per share, down 18.42% or $0.21 from last year’s $1.14 per share. THS’s profit will be $53.21M for 13.14 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by Treehouse Foods, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 38.81% EPS growth.

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