ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SERV) has been given a $45.00 price objective by stock analysts at Morgan Stanley in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a a “buy” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price suggests a potential upside of 32.55% from the stock’s current price.

Several other research firms have also commented on SERV. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 9th. TheStreet upgraded shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $47.00 price target (down previously from $49.00) on shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, June 14th. Finally, Nomura decreased their price target on shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings from $38.00 to $37.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.86.

Shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) opened at 33.95 on Wednesday. ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a 12-month low of $32.10 and a 12-month high of $42.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 38.45 and a beta of 1.09. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $36.85 and a 200 day moving average of $37.82.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. ServiceMaster Global Holdings had a net margin of 4.55% and a return on equity of 46.00%. The business earned $747 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $767.40 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.60 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that ServiceMaster Global Holdings will post $2.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, SVP James T. Lucke sold 10,801 shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings stock in a transaction on Monday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.68, for a total value of $406,981.68. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 10,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $384,298.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP James T. Lucke sold 5,199 shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.00, for a total transaction of $197,562.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at $190,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings during the fourth quarter worth approximately $13,172,000. Glenmede Trust Co. NA boosted its position in shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings by 35.4% in the first quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 541,384 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,398,000 after buying an additional 141,482 shares during the last quarter. Three Peaks Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings by 9.8% in the first quarter. Three Peaks Capital Management LLC now owns 307,812 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,598,000 after buying an additional 27,494 shares during the last quarter. Manchester Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings during the first quarter worth approximately $122,000. Finally, Apertura Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings during the first quarter worth approximately $3,014,000.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Company Profile

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a provider of essential residential and commercial services. Its services include termite and pest control, home warranties, disaster restoration, janitorial, residential cleaning, furniture repair and home inspection. The Company operates through three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield and the Franchise Services Group.

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