Hertz Global (HRI) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.06

Headlines about Hertz Global (NYSE:HRI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hertz Global earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.8631746344188 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several analysts have weighed in on HRI shares. Buckingham Research started coverage on Hertz Global in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $55.00 target price on the stock. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 target price on shares of Hertz Global in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Barclays lifted their target price on Hertz Global from $70.00 to $74.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Northcoast Research reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Hertz Global in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on Hertz Global in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $79.00 target price on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $57.00.

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Shares of Hertz Global (NYSE:HRI) opened at $71.47 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.41, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.63. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,960.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -42.80 and a beta of 3.59. Hertz Global has a 12 month low of $33.27 and a 12 month high of $71.50.

Hertz Global (NYSE:HRI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The transportation company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.43 by ($0.18). Hertz Global had a net margin of 9.14% and a negative return on equity of 0.88%. The business had revenue of $491.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $447.86 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.49) EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 21.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Hertz Global will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Hertz Global

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (Hertz Global) is a holding company. The Company owns Rental Car Intermediate Holdings, LLC, which owns Hertz Corporation (Hertz), Hertz Global’s primary operating company. The Company operates through three segments. The U.S. Car Rental (U.S. RAC) segment is engaged in the rental of vehicles, such as cars, crossovers and light trucks, as well as ancillary products and services, in the United States.

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