A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE: SERV):

  • 10/4/2017 – ServiceMaster Global Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. provides outsourcing services for residential and commercial customers. The company’s brands includes Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. ServiceMaster. It offers lawn care and landscape maintenance, termite and pest control, home warranties, disaster response and reconstruction, cleaning and disaster restoration, house cleaning, furniture repair, and home inspection services. ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. “
  • 9/28/2017 – ServiceMaster Global Holdings had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $49.00 to $51.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 9/27/2017 – ServiceMaster Global Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. provides outsourcing services for residential and commercial customers. The company’s brands includes Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. ServiceMaster. It offers lawn care and landscape maintenance, termite and pest control, home warranties, disaster response and reconstruction, cleaning and disaster restoration, house cleaning, furniture repair, and home inspection services. ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. “
  • 9/20/2017 – ServiceMaster Global Holdings is now covered by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. They set an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/20/2017 – ServiceMaster Global Holdings is now covered by analysts at CIBC. They set an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/19/2017 – ServiceMaster Global Holdings is now covered by analysts at Rowe. They set an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/15/2017 – ServiceMaster Global Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/12/2017 – ServiceMaster Global Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $51.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/22/2017 – ServiceMaster Global Holdings was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.

Shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (SERV) traded up 0.61% on Tuesday, hitting $47.52. 782,753 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $46.78 and a 200 day moving average price of $41.78. The company has a market cap of $6.34 billion, a PE ratio of 28.98 and a beta of 1.02. ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $32.41 and a 12 month high of $48.48.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The business services provider reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.69. ServiceMaster Global Holdings had a net margin of 7.92% and a return on equity of 40.74%. The company had revenue of $807.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $806.64 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.67 EPS. ServiceMaster Global Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. will post $2.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Timothy M. Haynes sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.90, for a total transaction of $229,500.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 22,335 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,025,176.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Robert J. Gillette sold 1,142,961 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.58, for a total transaction of $48,667,279.38. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 642,022 shares in the company, valued at approximately $27,337,296.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,225,655 shares of company stock worth $52,344,228 over the last three months. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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