Servicemaster Global (SERV) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Servicemaster Global earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.5518471092579 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Instinet upgraded Servicemaster Global from a “reduce” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research cut Servicemaster Global from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Nomura upgraded Servicemaster Global from a “reduce” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $39.00 to $69.00 in a research note on Thursday. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on Servicemaster Global to $52.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, William Blair assumed coverage on Servicemaster Global in a research note on Monday, January 29th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $53.67.

Servicemaster Global (NYSE SERV) traded down $0.38 on Friday, reaching $54.74. The company had a trading volume of 701,884 shares, compared to its average volume of 606,843. Servicemaster Global has a twelve month low of $36.34 and a twelve month high of $55.36. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.12. The company has a market cap of $7,390.00, a PE ratio of 31.64 and a beta of 0.93.

In other Servicemaster Global news, SVP James T. Lucke sold 21,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.24, for a total value of $1,055,040.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 21,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,055,040. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Mary Kay Wegner sold 1,256 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.29, for a total value of $63,164.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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