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

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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 down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Hertz Global Holdings rose $0.58 (2.2%) to $27.42 on average volume. Throughout the day, 12,124,203 shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,846,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $26.78-$27.53 after having opened the day at $26.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.84. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), up 10.8%, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 9.9%, Cambium Learning Group ( ABCD), up 7.3% and Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 7.2%.

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 $12.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, InterCloud Systems ( ICLD), down 28.9%, SmartPros ( SPRO), down 11.2%, Versar ( VSR), down 10.8% and Command Security Corporation ( MOC), down 7.5% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with AthenaHealth ( ATHN) being today's diversified services industry laggard.

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