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Hertz Global Holdings

(

HTZ

) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Hertz Global Holdings fell 22 cents (-1.7%) to $12.40 on light volume. Throughout the day, three million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of six million shares. The stock ranged in price between $12.34-$12.69 after having opened the day at $12.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.62. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were:

China Auto Logistics

(

CALI

), down 14.6%,

Willdan Group

(

WLDN

), down 12.3%,

Express

(

EXPR

), down 11.1%, and

Intersections

(

INTX

), down 9.8%.

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Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the car and equipment rental businesses worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Car Rental and Equipment Rental. Hertz Global Holdings has a market cap of $4.91 billion and is part of the

diversified services

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 17.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hertz Global Holdings as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet.

On the positive front,

QKL Stores

(

QKLS

), up 17.7%,

Lentuo International

(

LAS

), up 16.3%,

American Learning

(

ALRN

), up 13.6%, and

SearchMedia Holdings

(

IDI

), up 12.8%, were all gainers within the services sector with

Lowe's Companies

(

LOW

) being today's featured services sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services

(

IYC

) while those bearish on the services sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers

(

SCC

).

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