Media stories about ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ServiceMaster Global Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories 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 next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several research firms recently weighed in on SERV. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $52.00 price objective (up previously from $47.00) on shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub cut ServiceMaster Global Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective on shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Finally, Instinet boosted their price objective on ServiceMaster Global Holdings from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a “reduce” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $43.57.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) traded down 0.87% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $44.40. The stock had a trading volume of 1,109,245 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $40.30 and its 200 day moving average is $39.33. The company has a market cap of $5.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.07 and a beta of 1.05. ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a 1-year low of $32.41 and a 1-year high of $45.14.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The business services provider reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.69. The business had revenue of $807 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $806.64 million. ServiceMaster Global Holdings had a net margin of 7.92% and a return on equity of 40.74%. The company’s revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.67 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that ServiceMaster Global Holdings will post $2.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Timothy M. Haynes sold 45,623 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.48, for a total value of $2,029,311.04. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 29,833 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,326,971.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP James T. Lucke sold 9,230 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.77, for a total transaction of $403,997.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 1,197,814 shares of company stock worth $51,100,588. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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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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