Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect ServiceMaster Global Holdings (SERV) Stock Price

Media coverage about ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ServiceMaster Global Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.7860619068317 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $46.89. The company had a trading volume of 409,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 949,368. 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 Holdings has a 12-month low of $36.06 and a 12-month high of $48.48. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,334.19, a PE ratio of 21.32 and a beta of 1.00.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.12. ServiceMaster Global Holdings had a return on equity of 40.22% and a net margin of 8.16%. The firm had revenue of $797.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $795.41 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.59 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that ServiceMaster Global Holdings will post 2.09 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on SERV. BidaskClub downgraded ServiceMaster Global Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th. Nomura increased their target price on ServiceMaster Global Holdings from $36.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a “reduce” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised ServiceMaster Global Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their target price on ServiceMaster Global Holdings from $44.00 to $43.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.75.

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In other news, CAO John Patrick Mullen sold 3,646 shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings 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 completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 3,280 shares in the company, valued at approximately $152,421.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Mary Kay Wegner sold 6,562 shares of the firm’s 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 of the company’s stock, valued at $309,267.06. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 15,208 shares of company stock valued at $708,197 in the last 90 days. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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