ServiceMaster Global (SERV) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.21

News headlines about ServiceMaster Global (NYSE:SERV) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ServiceMaster Global earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.4550234782639 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of ServiceMaster Global (NYSE:SERV) remained flat at $$49.99 on Wednesday. 860,069 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 926,254. The stock has a market cap of $6,762.23, a PE ratio of 22.76 and a beta of 1.00. ServiceMaster Global has a 1-year low of $36.34 and a 1-year high of $50.49. 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 (NYSE:SERV) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $797.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $795.41 million. ServiceMaster Global had a return on equity of 40.22% and a net margin of 8.16%. ServiceMaster Global’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.59 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that ServiceMaster Global will post 2.09 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on SERV. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of ServiceMaster Global in a research report on Monday, November 20th. BidaskClub downgraded ServiceMaster Global from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 4th. Nomura upped their target price on ServiceMaster Global from $36.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock a “reduce” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised ServiceMaster Global from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of ServiceMaster Global in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.00.

In related news, CAO John Patrick Mullen sold 3,646 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.47, for a total value of $169,429.62. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 3,280 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $152,421.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Mary Kay Wegner sold 6,562 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.13, for a total value of $309,267.06. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 6,562 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $309,267.06. 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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