Analyst Ratings for ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (SERV)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SERV) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, SERV was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 7 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for SERV by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 49, implying potential capital gains of 16.17 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 32, implying a possible loss of -24.13 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.71 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.12 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.47 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.97 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SERV to grow at a rate of 97.85 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SERV is 0.38.

In the last 52-weeks, SERV has achieved a high of 42.94 and a low of 32.41. Today's price is 30.15 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.77 percent lower than its 52-week high. SERV has a P/E ratio of 36.8. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SERV value stock report compares SERV to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.32 billion. SERV is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.