Headlines about Herc (NYSE:HRI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Herc earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 47.03652767345 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

HRI has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Herc from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine raised Herc from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Buckingham Research initiated coverage on Herc in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $55.00 target price on the stock. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Herc has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $46.71.

Herc (HRI) opened at $60.02 on Thursday. Herc has a twelve month low of $33.27 and a twelve month high of $61.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.66, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.09.

Herc (NYSE:HRI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The transportation company reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.23. Herc had a negative return on equity of 6.63% and a negative net margin of 4.08%. The business had revenue of $457.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $422.31 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.11 earnings per share. Herc’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Herc will post -0.47 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Herc news, Director Jean K. Holley purchased 1,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $54.78 per share, for a total transaction of $76,692.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders own 0.12% of the company’s stock.

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About Herc

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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