News coverage about Servicemaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) has been trending somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Servicemaster Global Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Alpha One’s rankings:
- Servicemaster Global Holdings Inc (SERV) Now Covered by Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (americanbankingnews.com)
- ServiceMaster Offers To Clean-Up David Fizdale’s $30,000 Fine For Officiating Rant (finance.yahoo.com)
- American Home Shield Pros Share Expert Advice for Springing HVAC Systems into Shape (finance.yahoo.com)
- Servicemaster Global Holdings (SERV) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds (americanbankingnews.com)
- Servicemaster Global Holdings (SERV) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.69 (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of Servicemaster Global Holdings in a report on Thursday. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $49.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Servicemaster Global Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $49.00 price target on shares of Servicemaster Global Holdings in a report on Thursday, April 6th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 price target on shares of Servicemaster Global Holdings in a report on Friday, January 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $43.71.
Servicemaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) traded up 0.1192% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $41.8999. 389,303 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $5.62 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.3107 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $40.41 and a 200 day moving average price of $37.98. Servicemaster Global Holdings has a one year low of $32.41 and a one year high of $42.20.
Servicemaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.04. Servicemaster Global Holdings had a return on equity of 44.95% and a net margin of 5.23%. The firm had revenue of $633 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $635.13 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.33 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Servicemaster Global Holdings will post $2.19 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, insider Mary Kay Wegner sold 1,358 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.88, for a total transaction of $54,157.04. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 7,465 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $297,704.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, SVP James T. Lucke sold 21,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.05, for a total value of $841,050.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 30,230 shares in the company, valued at $1,210,711.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 172,860 shares of company stock worth $6,900,476 in the last quarter. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Servicemaster Global Holdings 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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