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 most optimistic price target was 49, implying potential capital gains of 16.17 percent. The minimum price target given was 32, which equates to a potential downside of -24.13 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.71 percent. That number becomes -2.12 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.47 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.97 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of SERV's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 97.85 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SERV is 0.38.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SERV hit 42.94 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 32.41. Currently the stock is 30.15 percent higher than its low, and 1.77 percent lower than its 52-week high. SERV has a price/earnings 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.