Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZ): Today's Featured Diversified Services Winner

Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Hertz Global Holdings rose $0.95 (3.8%) to $26.05 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,039,596 shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,791,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $25.46-$26.06 after having opened the day at $25.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.10. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: General Employment ( JOB), up 30.4%, Lime Energy ( LIME), up 14.8%, DLH Holdings ( DLHC), up 11.2% and Bioanalytical Systems ( BASI), up 8.2%.

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 $10.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 54.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, 1 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 10.2%, ATA ( ATAI), down 7.3%, VirtualScopics ( VSCP), down 6.5% and Spar Group ( SGRP), down 6.4% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW) being today's diversified services industry laggard.

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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