Diversified Services Industry's Featured Straggler Of The Day: Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZ)

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Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.8%. By the end of trading, Hertz Global Holdings fell $1.54 (-6.5%) to $22.34 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7.9 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $22.25-$23.74 after having opened the day at $23.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.88. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: UniTek Global Services ( UNTK), down 49.5%, CIBT Education Group ( MBA), down 18.7%, Carriage Services ( CSV), down 14.2%, and Odyssey Marine Exploration ( OMEX), down 12.1%.
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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 $9.55 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 46.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hertz Global Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Genetic Technologies ( GENE), up 22.8%, Spar Group ( SGRP), up 19.2%, Magal Security Systems ( MAGS), up 18.1%, and Pointer Telocation ( PNTR), up 6.2%, were all gainers within the diversified services industry with SFN Group ( SFN) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.

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