Hertz Global Holdings Inc ( HTZ) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Hertz Global Holdings Inc rose 65 cents (5.8%) to $11.93 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.4 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $11.02-$11.96 after having opened the day at $11.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.28. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: PowerSecure International Inc ( POWR), up 28.1%, LivePerson Inc ( LPSN), up 9.1%, Career Education Corporation ( CECO), up 8.3%, and Interval Leisure Group Inc ( IILG), up 7.9%.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the car and equipment rental businesses worldwide. It operates in two segments, Car Rental and Equipment Rental. The Car Rental segment engages in the ownership and lease of cars. Hertz Global Holdings Inc has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 56.2, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 135.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hertz Global 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 also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, ExamWorks Group Inc ( EXAM), down 26.8%, China CGame Inc ( CCGM), down 13.5%, Princeton Review Inc ( REVU), down 11.6%, and American Learning ( ALRN), down 10.6%, were all losers within the diversified services industry with Visa Inc ( V) being today's diversified services industry loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the diversified services industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the diversified services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).
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