News stories about Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Servicemaster Global earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.7324481647408 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Servicemaster Global (SERV) traded up $0.84 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $53.59. 666,119 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 519,612. Servicemaster Global has a 1 year low of $36.34 and a 1 year high of $54.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,240.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.98 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.12, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 1.03.

Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.12. Servicemaster Global had a net margin of 8.16% and a return on equity of 40.22%. The firm had revenue of $797.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $795.41 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.59 earnings per share. Servicemaster Global’s revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Servicemaster Global will post 2.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on SERV shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Servicemaster Global from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Morgan Stanley set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Servicemaster Global and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Servicemaster Global in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Servicemaster Global in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Nomura raised their price objective on shares of Servicemaster Global from $36.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock a “reduce” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Servicemaster Global presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $49.92.

In related news, SVP James T. Lucke sold 21,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.24, for a total transaction of $1,055,040.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 21,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,055,040. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 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 transaction of $309,267.06. Following the sale, the insider now owns 6,562 shares in the company, valued at approximately $309,267.06. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 32,464 shares of company stock worth $1,596,901. 1.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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