United Rentals, Inc.

  • 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 »

  • Are These Volatile Stocks Worth Buying?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: KOG, TSLA, URI

    Stocks breaking out of a negative or declining trend can often lead to sustained rallies. United Rentals (NYSE: URI), Kodiak Oil & Gas (NYSE: KOG), and Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) are among movers that have given indications of such reversals. However, some may be false alarms.

    United Rentals’ sales surging

    In a matter of two months, United Rentals has seen a high of $59 and a low of $46. The company more »

  • United Rentals Results Don't Bode Well for Equipment Manufacturers

    By Mark Holder - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: MTW, TEX, URI

    The recent results of United Rentals (NYSE: URI) don’t bode well for the results of equipment manufactures such as Terex (NYSE: TEX) or Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW).

    United Rentals claims the largest equipment rental company in the world, operating 824 rental locations in North America.

    The company reported results that again smashed estimates, sending the stock soaring 10% higher for the initial day of trading after the report. The limited more »

  • Does One of These Renters Belong in Your Portfolio?

    By Ryan Palmer - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAN, RCII, URI

    In the majority of cases, I would much rather be the person collecting rent than paying it. Paying to use something, while never gaining any equity in it, seems like a bum rap to me. However, there are two companies worth examining with business models centered around the rent-to-own concept.

    America's top two rent-to-own companies

    The rent-to-own industry is highly consolidated. According to Aaron's (NYSE: AAN) it, and more »

  • Billionaire Glenn Dubin’s Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: CZZ, CTRP, SATS, SEIC, URI

    We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds as part of our work researching investment strategies, and have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500 by an average of 18 percentage points per year. We think that this is because small cap stocks (which we define as those with market capitalization between $1 billion and $5 billion) receive less 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Cupps Capital Is Going Big In Chi-Town

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: FNGN, N, TSLA, URI, VECO

    Cupps Capital Management is a Chicago-based investment management firm serving institutional investors through separately managed accounts since 2000. Mr. Drew Cupps is President and Chief Investment Officer of the firm, and has built a fund with over $951 million in assets under management.

    A top trio

    NetSuite (NYSE: N) is at the first spot with 481,063 shares during the quarter, 66,215 shares less compared to December 2012. Despite 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 »

  • Why You Should Keep an Eye on This Hedge Fund's Holdings

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, AAPL, COF, LYB, URI

    According to its latest 13-F filling with the SEC, Castlerock Asset Management, run by Paul Tanico, has more than 50% of its 13F-attributable assets in basic materials and services stocks. Interestingly, only one of the top five stocks in the equity portfolio falls into this category. But one thing that is consistent with the investing strategy of Castlerock is to invest only in companies with a market cap of more more »

  • An Unconventional Approach to Business Will Produce Large Returns for Investors

    By Brian Nichols - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, URI, XPO

    One of the greatest growth stories in the market has seen weakness in recent weeks. The company is XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), and although its approach is sometimes questioned, history tells us that it will go on to become one of the best performing stocks of the next few years.

    A few weeks ago, fellow Motley Fool writer Seth Jayson wrote an article entitled, “Why XPO Logistics’ Earnings May Not more »

  • Billionaire Glenn Dubin’s Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: CTRP, SATS, PMT, SEIC, URI

    The most popular small cap stocks (defined as those with market capitalization between $1 billion and $5 billion) among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500 by 18 percentage points per year on average. We think that this is because small cap stocks receive less attention from the financial media and institutional investors such as mutual funds.

    Hedge funds are, therefore, more likely to uncover an undervalued or overvalued stock 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 »

  • Buy the Rentals

    By Austin Higgins - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, HTZ, URI

    MKM Partners put a new price target on Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ). Its analysts recommend the company as a buy and see the stock going to $30 per share. This is a 28% premium to its current stock price.

    Net income growth is expected to be 42% next year. Hertz management announced it expects earnings per share to rise to $3.10 in fiscal year 2015. Last year more »

  • Intentional Investing : Can I Actually EARN Something From The Housing Recovery ?


    I don't like "noise". I try to avoid it whenever / wherever I can.

    Yep , call me what you want, but I'm a "retail investor". I know this to be true because everyone (and I mean Everyone) is always trying to sell me something. This means high decibels and lots and lots of BOLD PRINT.

    "Renovation Nation". "Renters Nation". "Housing Recovery". "The ONE sure, market-beating stock for your Long-Term more »

  • Can These Aerial Equipment Makers Continue to Soar?

    By Robert Hanley - February 9, 2013 | Tickers: OSK, TEX, URI

    The financial crisis and housing correction brought a contraction to the construction equipment industry, as rental companies downsized their fleets and waited for brighter days in the future. Fortunately, Uncle Sam’s printing press has finally generated a rise in housing prices and stronger building activity, which has reversed the negative trends and brought new orders and profits to the business. After large price gains for the industry’s leaders more »

  • Rental Stocks: Which Is Number One?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: AAN, MGRC, RCII, R, URI

    The rental business is a very diverse and unique segment of the economy.  People and businesses rent everything from televisions and video cameras to nail guns, bulldozers, semi-trucks and cars.  Generally speaking, people tend to rent items they need whether or not there is a recession.  After all, most rentals are used to perform an essential but temporary task.  Sure, there are instances where renting is done more out of more »

  • Smashingly Strong Results at This Rental Company

    By Mark Holder - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: CNH, TEX, URI

    After a year of smashing results, will United Rentals (NYSE: URI) continue leaving analyst estimates in the dust? The company reported earnings of $1.27 for Q4 that smashed the $1.01 estimate.

    A leading supplier of construction and industrial equipment for rent has become a surprising breakout star during a time period when those particular markets were expected to struggle. In fact, a prime rental equipment market of non-residential more »

  • Three Rental Companies to Consider for 2013

    By Damon Churchwell - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAN, RCII, URI

    A quick look at several rental firms, including two catering primarily to consumers, revealed attractive investments for the coming year or as long-term holdings. Each is expanding its location count, supporting rising revenues. The stocks are priced at valuations that could make them above-average performers.

    United Rentals (NYSE: URI)

    The largest equipment company in the world with nearly 850 locations, URI’s fleet is valued at about $7.4 billion more »

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