Servicemaster Global (SERV) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
Media stories about Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Servicemaster Global earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8959957621699 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Q&A: What property owners need to know before winter weather hits (finance.yahoo.com)
- First Week of SERV January 19th Options Trading (nasdaq.com)
- Avoid a Deep Freeze Disaster with Quick Action and Focus on Safety, say Experts from ServiceMaster Restore (finance.yahoo.com)
- $666.41 Million in Sales Expected for Servicemaster Global Holdings Inc (SERV) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
SERV has been the subject of a number of research reports. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective on shares of Servicemaster Global in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Rowe initiated coverage on Servicemaster Global in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price target for the company. Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Servicemaster Global in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price target for the company. CIBC initiated coverage on Servicemaster Global in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Servicemaster Global from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $49.42.
Shares of Servicemaster Global (SERV) traded up $0.30 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $53.17. The company had a trading volume of 434,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 491,824. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.12, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.99. Servicemaster Global has a 1-year low of $36.34 and a 1-year high of $53.30. The company has a market cap of $7,160.00, a P/E ratio of 30.73 and a beta of 1.00.
Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.12. Servicemaster Global had a return on equity of 40.22% and a net margin of 8.16%. The business had revenue of $797.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $795.41 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.59 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Servicemaster Global will post 2.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Servicemaster Global news, CAO John Patrick Mullen sold 3,646 shares of Servicemaster Global stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.47, for a total value of $169,429.62. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 3,280 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $152,421.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Mary Kay Wegner sold 6,562 shares of Servicemaster Global stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.13, for a total value of $309,267.06. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 6,562 shares in the company, valued at approximately $309,267.06. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 32,464 shares of company stock worth $1,596,901. Company 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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