ServiceMaster Global Holdings (SERV) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds
News articles about ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ServiceMaster Global Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.5871842105528 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (SERV) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Financial Survey: ServiceMaster Global Holdings (SERV) versus Interpace Diagnostics Group (IDXG) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Five Steps to Ready Your Home for a Cozy and Budget-Friendly Fall (finance.yahoo.com)
- ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (SERV) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. (americanbankingnews.com)
- ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (SERV) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at CIBC (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $51.00 price target on shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. CIBC started coverage on ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price objective on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. started coverage on ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price objective on the stock. Rowe started coverage on ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective on shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a research note on Friday, September 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.00.
ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE SERV) opened at 47.88 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $6.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.20 and a beta of 1.04. ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a 1-year low of $32.41 and a 1-year high of $48.48. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $45.60 and its 200-day moving average price is $41.04.
ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The business services provider reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.69. The company had revenue of $807.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $806.64 million. ServiceMaster Global Holdings had a return on equity of 40.74% and a net margin of 7.92%. ServiceMaster Global Holdings’s revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.67 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that ServiceMaster Global Holdings will post $2.04 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, CEO Robert J. Gillette sold 1,142,961 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.58, for a total transaction of $48,667,279.38. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 642,022 shares in the company, valued at $27,337,296.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP James T. Lucke sold 9,230 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.77, for a total value of $403,997.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 1,225,655 shares of company stock worth $52,344,228 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.
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About ServiceMaster Global Holdings
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc is a provider of essential residential and commercial services. The Company operates through three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield and the Franchise Services Group. Its portfolio of brands includes Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec.
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