Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ) Stock: Navigating the Market Volatility

In the past week, HTZ stock has gone down by -2.74%, with a monthly decline of -6.61% and a quarterly plunge of -8.13%. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.16%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 3.92% for Hertz Global Holdings Inc. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -2.93% for HTZ’s stock, with a simple moving average of -13.19% for the last 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: HTZ) Right Now?

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: HTZ) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 3.05x.

The public float for HTZ is 314.68M, and at present, short sellers hold a 6.56% of that float. On April 21, 2023, the average trading volume of HTZ was 3.82M shares.

HTZ) stock’s latest price update

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: HTZ)’s stock price has dropped by -2.62 in relation to previous closing price of 15.66. Nevertheless, the company has seen a loss of -2.74% in its stock price over the last five trading days. The Wall Street Journal reported on 03/27/23 that Hertz Finance Chief Kenny Cheung to Step Down

Analysts’ Opinion of HTZ

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HTZ stocks, with Susquehanna repeating the rating for HTZ by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for HTZ in the upcoming period, according to Susquehanna is $18 based on the research report published on December 06th of the previous year 2022.

Oppenheimer, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HTZ reach a price target of $31. The rating they have provided for HTZ stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on January 13th, 2022.

Deutsche Bank gave a rating of “Buy” to HTZ, setting the target price at $34 in the report published on December 06th of the previous year.

HTZ Trading at -11.43% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought HTZ to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -37.37% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.92%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.16%, as shares sank -6.04% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -19.74% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HTZ fell by -2.74%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -8.68% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $15.66. In addition, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. saw -0.91% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HTZ starting from Leef Eric, who sale 4,034 shares at the price of $19.31 back on Feb 09. After this action, Leef Eric now owns 40,809 shares of Hertz Global Holdings Inc., valued at $77,897 using the latest closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HTZ

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +23.89 for the present operating margin
  • +34.93 for the gross margin

The net margin for Hertz Global Holdings Inc. stands at +23.71. The total capital return value is set at 12.31, while invested capital returns managed to touch 12.22. Equity return is now at value 76.00, with 9.40 for asset returns.

Based on Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ), the company’s capital structure generated 592.25 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 85.55. Total debt to assets is 69.63, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 592.25. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 85.55.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.90, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.77. The receivables turnover for the company is 10.03 and the total asset turnover is 0.41. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.04.


To sum up, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ) has seen a bad performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.