News headlines about Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Servicemaster Global earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8343258486946 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. William Blair assumed coverage on shares of Servicemaster Global in a research note on Monday, January 29th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Servicemaster Global from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Servicemaster Global in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Servicemaster Global from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of Servicemaster Global in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.17.

Shares of Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) opened at $49.86 on Friday. Servicemaster Global has a 52-week low of $36.34 and a 52-week high of $54.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.12, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.99. The company has a market cap of $6,730.00, a P/E ratio of 28.82 and a beta of 0.93.

In other Servicemaster Global news, SVP James T. Lucke sold 21,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.24, for a total value of $1,055,040.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 21,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,055,040. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Mary Kay Wegner sold 1,256 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.29, for a total transaction of $63,164.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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Servicemaster Global Company Profile

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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