Southeast Asset Advisors Has Lowered Its Holding in Rollins (ROL) as Shares Rose; As Vermillion (VRML) Market Value Rose, Shareholder Oracle Investment Management Boosted Position

January 19, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Southeast Asset Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Rollins Inc (ROL) by 45.91% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Southeast Asset Advisors Inc sold 9,310 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,970 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $506,000, down from 20,280 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Southeast Asset Advisors Inc who had been investing in Rollins Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.44 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $47.91. About 135,502 shares traded. Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) has risen 51.75% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.05% the S&P500.

Oracle Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Vermillion Inc (VRML) by 6.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oracle Investment Management Inc bought 583,333 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.71% with the market. The hedge fund held 9.83M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.69M, up from 9.24M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oracle Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Vermillion Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $99.60 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.84% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $1.66. About 14,148 shares traded. Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML) has risen 36.92% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.22% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.71 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.38, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 5 investors sold VRML shares while 2 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 9 raised stakes. 20.96 million shares or 4.94% more from 19.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Northern Trust has invested 0% of its portfolio in Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML). California-based Wells Fargo And Communication Mn has invested 0% in Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML). Greenwich Wealth invested 0.05% in Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML). Birchview Capital Lp accumulated 2.46M shares. 93,558 were reported by Morgan Stanley. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Co holds 0% or 11,837 shares. 11,416 are owned by Virtu Financial Ltd Liability Corp. Trellus Mngmt holds 119,122 shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability Corporation, New York-based fund reported 159,800 shares. Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML). Moreover, Lincoln Natl Corporation has 0% invested in Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML). Oracle Invest Mngmt invested in 2.9% or 9.83M shares. Vanguard Grp Inc Incorporated has invested 0% in Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML). Blackrock Inc holds 0% in Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML) or 88,252 shares. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada holds 30 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Oracle Investment Management Inc, which manages about $877.33 million and $609.65M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Quidel Corp (NASDAQ:QDEL) by 102,138 shares to 2.43 million shares, valued at $106.38 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mazor Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ:MZOR) by 251,578 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.22 million shares, and cut its stake in Tesaro Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:TSRO).

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. Zacks upgraded Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) on Thursday, August 20 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, October 27. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. The stock of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) earned “Neutral” rating by Sidoti on Monday, March 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Tuesday, January 12. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40 target in Friday, April 28 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.37, from 1.67 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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. Zwj Counsel Inc invested 0.02% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Franklin Resources has invested 0% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Arrowstreet Ltd Partnership holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) for 385,751 shares. Winfield Assoc has 60 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.03% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) or 318,796 shares. Comm Commercial Bank has 0% invested in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) for 7,280 shares. Schroder Management Gp reported 0.12% stake. Gabelli Funds Llc holds 3.08M shares. Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) for 918,920 shares. Bamco New York holds 0.14% or 641,531 shares in its portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.06% or 25,600 shares. Us Fincl Bank De invested 0.03% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt invested 0.08% in Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). First Republic Inv Mgmt stated it has 6,774 shares. Advisory Ser Networks Ltd Liability owns 167 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

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