Servicemaster Global (SERV) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

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Headlines about Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Servicemaster Global earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.8635709902382 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several research firms have weighed in on SERV. Nomura boosted their price target on Servicemaster Global from $67.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. Gabelli began coverage on Servicemaster Global in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Servicemaster Global from $64.00 to $62.00 and set a “$57.21” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Servicemaster Global from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on Servicemaster Global in a research note on Monday, July 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price target on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. Servicemaster Global presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $60.00.

Servicemaster Global stock opened at $59.49 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99. The stock has a market cap of $8.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.19, a PEG ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 0.92. Servicemaster Global has a fifty-two week low of $43.75 and a fifty-two week high of $62.27.

Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 17th. The business services provider reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $874.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $860.00 million. Servicemaster Global had a net margin of 17.33% and a return on equity of 27.27%. research analysts forecast that Servicemaster Global will post 2.41 earnings per share for the current year.

About Servicemaster Global

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc provides residential and commercial services in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield, and the Franchise Services Group. The Terminix segment offers termite and pest control services, including termite remediation, annual termite inspection, and prevention treatments with damage claim guarantees, periodic pest control services, insulation services, mosquito control, crawlspace encapsulation, and wildlife exclusion.

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