Media headlines about ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ServiceMaster Global Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV)

Shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE SERV) opened at 39.78 on Friday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $38.07 and a 200 day moving average price of $38.79. The company has a market capitalization of $5.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.20 and a beta of 1.02. ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a 52 week low of $32.41 and a 52 week high of $42.45.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The business services provider reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $643 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $638.52 million. ServiceMaster Global Holdings had a return on equity of 43.03% and a net margin of 5.61%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.34 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that ServiceMaster Global Holdings will post $2.14 EPS for the current year.

SERV has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Instinet lifted their target price on ServiceMaster Global Holdings from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a “reduce” rating in a report on Thursday, May 25th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $49.00 target price on shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a report on Thursday, April 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ServiceMaster Global Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 9th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co initiated coverage on ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a report on Thursday, April 20th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $49.00 target price for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.00.

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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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