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  • 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 »

  • These 3 Companies Might Be Dangerous Investments

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, HTZ, URI

    Highly-leveraged companies face steep challenges if the economy falters, because debt usually becomes more expensive and impedes growth potential. Even if that’s not the case, perception plays a big role. When the broader market looks as though it might be approaching bear territory, investors want nothing to do with highly-leveraged companies. In these situations, there will be a flight to safety, such as large companies that have strong balance more »

  • How to Drive an Exotic Car for a Day

    By Alexander MacLennan - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: AUDVF, CAR, HTZ, VLKAY

    With over 400 horsepower and a zero to sixty time under four seconds, the Audi (NASDAQOTH: AUDVF) R8 is one amazing car. Of course buyers should expect these kinds of performance stats out of a car starting at $114,900. What Audi fans may not expect is that they could soon rent one of these Audi supercars at a Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) location. Yes, a rental car company is ready 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 »

  • The Rental Business Beats Owning

    By Mark Yagalla - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, HTZ, URI

    What I like about the rental business is that there aren't a lot of competitors. In the car rental space, you have Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ), Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ: CAR), and privately-held Enterprise. In the past decade, the number of competitors has gone from six to three as the industry consolidated. These three companies now control 90% of the market and that gives them tremendous pricing power 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 »

  • A Travel Package of Stocks

    By Alexander MacLennan - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, DAL, HTZ, IHG

    When you go to a travel site like Expedia, Travelocity, or Orbitz to book a trip, the websites will often offer travel packages complete with airfare, rental car, and hotel lodging. And they do this for a good reason. Not only do the booking sites make more money through more sales, but they also know travelers often require multiple purchases to fulfill their travel experience. This is a lesson for 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 »

  • 3 Ways to Play the Airline Industry

    By Robinson Roacho - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, CAR, SAVE

    Airline stocks have been in favor so far this year after being slashed in the 2000s. Airlines have experienced increasing passenger traffic and lower costs of operations due to more fuel-efficient aircraft. To take profit from the improving airline market, a basket of companies in different industries may be bought. This article presents three stocks that offer an interesting investment prospectus.

    The airline

    Most of the stage is shared between more »

  • Is Rental Service a Good Business?

    By Victor Selva - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, HTZ, URI

    Recently, the rental business has been delivering considerable upside, mainly due to higher U.S. pricing and a recovering economy. Leading companies in this sector now deserve more attention from investors; in this article we will look into two car rental and one equipment rental enterprises that dominate within their industries. These are Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ), Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ: CAR) and United Rentals (NYSE: URI).

    According to 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 »

  • How to Invest in Air Travel Without Buying Airlines

    By Alexander MacLennan - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, DAL, HTZ

    In previous articles I have noted the changes happening in the airline industry that should help boost airline earnings and stability over the next few years. Many investors are still cautious of the airline sector, but do see an increase in air travel occurring over the next few years. These investors are looking for investments that benefit from an increase in air travel, but do not carry all the risks more »

  • Car and Equipment Rental Businesses Look Interesting

    By Anh HOANG - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, HTZ, URI

    Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ) has experienced a nice rise since the beginning of November 2012, climbing from $13.10 per share to $25.20 per share. Interestingly, Hertz is in the portfolio of many famous value investors and funds, including George Soros, T. Rowe Price, and Vanguard Group. Barron’s also expected that its share price might increase by 70% in the next two years. Should investors buy Hertz more »

  • Should You Profit from the Millennials' Malaise?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: AN, CAR, KMX, F, GM

    Maybe it all started going south for the Millennials when the ramp up in college costs drove their generation to take on debt. Maybe it was a perfect storm of a recession, tight job market, and tighter credit, not to mention a financial crisis in which universities' endowments lost money big time, but the end result is the same. A generation that can't afford to buy new cars or more »

  • Transportation Is Driving This ETF to New Heights

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, HTZ, LUV, XTN, LCC

    A key component of The Dow Theory is that transportation is an essential ingredient of an improving economy. Without the profitability in transportation companies to move goods to the consumer, an upturn in manufacturing output is not confirmed

    The SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (NYSEMKT: XTN) is an exchange-traded fund that holds 40 stocks of transportation companies. This ETF was brought to the market on Jan. 26, 2011, and the more »

  • 3 Leading Companies in the Rental Business

    By Victor Selva - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, HTZ, URI

    Recently, the rental business has been delivering considerable upside, especially due to higher U.S. pricing and a recovering economy. Industry leading companies in this sector now deserve more attention from investors. Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ), Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ: CAR) and United Rentals (NYSE: URI) fall into this category and justify a succinct analysis in order to elucidate if they compose worthy investments.

    An interesting opportunity in the 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 »

  • The Booming Car Rental Industry

    By Timothy Green - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, HTZ

    The rental car industry was hit particularly hard by the recession. As people delayed vacations and generally traveled less, revenues dropped and stock prices plummeted. Since the car rental companies typically carry a lot of debt, their bankruptcy seemed like a real possibility. But as the economy has recovered car rental companies have returned to prosperity. My favorite of the bunch, Hertz Global (NYSE: HTZ), has seen its stock price more »

  • Buy the Rentals

    By Austin Higgins - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, HTZ, URI

    More people are expected to travel this year, and business travel in particular will experience 12% growth, according to the Global Business Travel Association. When people travel, car rental companies often profit. There are only a few publicly traded rental car companies to choose from, so which should you pay attention to? 

    Hertz Global

    MKM Partners put a new price target on Hertz Global (NYSE: HTZ). Its analysts recommend the more »

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