Media headlines about Hertz Global (NYSE:HTZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hertz Global earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.6211910102469 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Why Hertz Global Holdings, Lions Gate Entertainment, and Electro Scientific Industries Jumped Today (fool.com)
- Hertz Upgraded By Macquarie Research: Here’s Why (finance.yahoo.com)
- BRIEF-Hertz Global Holdings Announces Pricing Of Private Offering (feeds.reuters.com)
- Will These Stocks Remain Hot? Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD), Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (HTZ) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.58 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of analysts have commented on HTZ shares. Deutsche Bank reissued a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 price objective (up from $14.00) on shares of Hertz Global in a report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hertz Global from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Northcoast Research restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Hertz Global in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on Hertz Global from $14.00 to $13.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Hertz Global from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.29.
Hertz Global (NYSE:HTZ) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The transportation company reported $1.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.33 by $0.09. Hertz Global had a negative return on equity of 14.05% and a negative net margin of 8.35%. The firm had revenue of $2.57 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.58 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.58 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Hertz Global will post -1.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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About Hertz Global
Herc Holdings Inc, formerly Hertz Global Holdings, Inc, is a holding company. The Company is engaged principally in the business of renting and leasing of cars through its Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands, and equipment through its Hertz Equipment Rental brand. It operates through four segments: U.S.
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