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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

(NYSE:

DTG

) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.2 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up $3.70 (+4.9%) at $79.43 as of 3:30 p.m. ET.

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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

diversified services

industry. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the daily rental of vehicles to business and leisure customers under the Dollar and Thrifty names through company-owned stores in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 12 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Ratings Report

.

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