• This Rental Company Is Ahead of the Game

    By Daniel James - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: UHAL, CAR, PSA

    Rental companies have been on a tear the last year or so, as a reviving US economy has led to increased demand, and with it, increased revenue. While not all rental companies have equally been able to capitalize on this trend, some have seen their stock prices soar recently. Amerco (NASDAQ: UHAL), a rental company providing trucks, trailers and self-storage units, appears to be performing better than the competition, with more »

  • Investing for your child's College Education? Read this first.

    By Jessica McCann - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AA, UHAL, BRK-B, BRK-A, IBM

    When it comes to funding your child's or grandchild’s college education, there is no “right” mix of stocks. How effective your strategy will be depends on a host of factors, but above all, it depends on your time frame. If you have 18 years to work with, setting up a DRIP account that withdraws $100 a month from your bank account and automatically reinvests the dividends is probably more »

  • The Changing Landscape of Car Sharing and where to Invest

    By Nick Chiu - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: UHAL, CAR, HTZ

    One of the major advantages of car sharing is that it saves money for the drivers. Car sharing also contributes to sustainable transport and reduces car ownership at an estimated rate of one rental car replacing 15 owned vehicles, according to The Economist.

    Hertz 24/7

    In late June, Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) launched Hertz 24/7, a new rental service available at any time. Customers can rent a variety of more »

  • This Company Is Still Cheap Despite the Recent Run-Up

    By Ted Cooper - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: UHAL, CAR, PAG

    Companies that are the best in their industry deserve a premium valuation, but investors in AMERCO (NASDAQ: UHAL) do not have to pay up at its current market price. AMERCO's main business, U-Haul, is the largest of its kind in North America. In a business where scale is as important as brand, U-Haul's leadership on both qualities makes it a valuable asset for shareholders.

    Best in the business more »

  • Which One Is Better: Hertz or Avis?

    By Zain Abbas - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: UHAL, CAR, HTZ

    Investors have recently shown great interest in the car rental space. In fact, interest first began to pick up back in December, shortly after Hertz Global’s (NYSE: HTZ) acquisition of Dollar Thrifty Automotive closed. Since then, the market has seen both short-term and long-term investors express interest. Naturally, one might wonder what inning we’re in on the car rental trade, especially given the fact that both Avis Budget more »

  • The New Norm of the Car Rental Industry

    By Kaitlyn Tokay - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: UHAL, CAR, HTZ

    What do Dollar Thrifty, IGO Carsharing and ZipCar all have in common? They were all acquired by rental companies in the last year to cash-in on the short term car rental space. Although the rental car business has declined in the recent months, due to economic conditions, the the major players are looking for new growth opportunity within the short-term rental market. 

    Growing Fleets   

    Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) picked up Dollar more »

  • 2 Rental Car Stocks to Buy

    By Zain Abbas - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: UHAL, CAR, HTZ

    Perhaps the largest development for the rental companies this year has been commentary around positive US pricing data – the positive comments, combined with an overall renewed interest in the rental space, has yielded stellar trading performance for Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ: CAR) and Hertz Global (NYSE: HTZ).

    What needs to be questioned is: Will this strong pricing persist? If yes, then it might not be too late to jump into more »

  • Buy the Best Company in the Industry

    By Ted Cooper - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: UHAL, CAR, PAG

    As an investor, I tend to favor companies that are the best at what they do; I would hate to own a company that is only second-best or third-best in its industry. That is why I like Amerco (NASDAQ: UHAL) -- owner of U-Haul, North America's largest do-it-yourself (DIY) equipment rental company. In addition to operating the lowest-cost truck rental company in the industry, Amerco also owns valuable real estate more »

  • Haul in Some Profits With Amerco

    By Daniel James - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: UHAL, CAR

    Along with the recovery of the automobile manufacturing industry that has taken place over the past few years, vehicle rental companies have also been delivering a solid performance. While this has left some stocks trading at high multiples, there are still a number of enticing bargains to be found in the industry. Often overlooked by investors, this segment appears able to deliver strong growth as well as solid value. One more »

  • 6 Reasons to Buy This Innovative Disruptor

    By Erik Eason - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: UHAL, CAR, GM, HTZ, ZIP.DL2 | Editor's Choice

    If you want to own a longterm winning company, you have to gain some idea of its grande strategy. One method for gaining such insight is to craft what business schools call SWOT, for “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.” Each of these four topics represents a different big-picture lens with which to look at the company and its industry. It enables the managers to establish a plan of action leveraging more »

  • Zip Your Wallet Shut

    By Jon Quast - August 16, 2012 | Tickers: UHAL, F, HTZ, ZIP.DL2

    Today, this analysis is going to be a bit different than usual.  Rather than just cite the oft used metrics and economic terminology for analyzing the market, I'd like to bring anthropology into the equation.  I studied cultural anthropology in college and that happens to be the field that I’m in.  I'd like present a reason from my American culture study as to why I don't more »

  • Should Mobile Mini be the Prince Charming of Your Portfolio?

    By Ken Johnson - June 11, 2012 | Tickers: UHAL, MINI, XHB, XRT

    Mobile Mini sold off after its last earnings report, but there is value on its books for patient investors.