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

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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 0.2%. By the end of trading, Hertz Global Holdings fell $0.31 (-1.1%) to $28.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 14,595,900 shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,902,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $28.05-$28.69 after having opened the day at $28.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.50. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: VirtualScopics ( VSCP), down 6.3%, Acorn Energy ( ACFN), down 6.0%, InterCloud Systems ( ICLD), down 5.3% and NutriSystem ( NTRI), down 5.3%.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers 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 $12.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 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 robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Taomee Holdings ( TAOM), up 18.3%, USA Technologies ( USAT), up 12.4%, ENGlobal Corporation ( ENG), up 9.9% and PowerSecure International ( POWR), up 9.2%.

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