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Hertz plummets after canceling debt buyback, analyst sees 'sharp miss'

Shares of car rental company Hertz (HTZ) are plunging after the company retracted an earlier conditional notice of redemption for part of its debt. An analyst downgrade and a cautionary note from CreditSights are also weighing on shares. REDEMPTION RESCINDED: In a regulatory filing out late Friday night, Hertz disclosed that it notifies its trustee that it will not be able to move forward with its prior notice to redeem $450M of outstanding notes. the redemption was supposed to happen on July 29, but the filing ended any hopes of that. The beleaguered car rental company said in its most recent filing that "that all of the conditions precedent to the consummation of the redemption of the 2019 Notes set forth in the Conditional Redemption Notice have not been, and will not be, satisfied by July 29, 2017, and thus the Conditional Redemption Notice has been rescinded and is of no further force and effect for any purpose." ANALYST SEES EARNINGS MISS: In a note out Monday morning, Barclay's analyst Brian Johnson downgraded Hertz Global Holdings to Underweight with an unchanged price target of $9. Fundamentals may have bottomed, but the stock is ignoring the challenges ahead in the company's earnings recovery following the nearly 100% rally since June 21, Johnson told investors in the research note. He expects a "sharp miss" relative to expectations when Hertz reports Q2 results. Adding to the decline was a note out over the weekend by CreditSights, saying, "HTZ seems determined to keep investors on razor edge with its latest headline rescinding the redemption of the 2019s. The 'conditions precedent ' could be tied to numerous factors, and the lack of transparency hurts -- yet again." PRICE ACTION: Shares of Hertz are near a session low of $14.50 per, down almost 16% in early afternoon trading

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HTZ Hertz
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07/31/17
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Target $9
LEHM
Underweight
Hertz downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Brian Johnson downgraded Hertz Global Holdings to Underweight with an unchanged price target of $9. Fundamentals may have bottomed, but the stock is ignoring the challenges ahead in the company's earnings recovery following the nearly 100% rally since June 21, Johnson tells investors in a research note. He expects a "sharp miss" relative to expectations when Hertz reports Q2 results.
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MKMP
06/27/17
NO CHANGE
MKMP
Autonomous vehicle deals positive for car rental companies, says MKM Partners
After Avis (CAR) announced a multi-year deal with on autonomous vehicles with Alphabet's (GOOG, GOOGL) Waymo and news reports stated that Hertz (HTZ) is working with Apple (AAPL) on autonomous vehicles, MKM Partners analyst Christopher Agnew says the news should ease investors' concerns about car rental companies no longer existing in five to ten years. The analyst believes that car rental companies will become "more relevant" following the launch of autonomous vehicles due to their fleet management skills. He keeps Buy ratings on Hertz and Avis.
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06/14/17
NO CHANGE
Target $45
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Buy
Avis Budget negative sentiment could be easing, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Woronka attributes yesterday's rally in Avis Budget (CAR) shares to J.D. Power announcing a 270 basis point positive revision, from down 10.3% to down 7.6%, to the NADA used vehicle price index for June that it initially released late Monday. The rally implies that the "overwhelmingly" negative sentiment on Avis "could be showing signs of easing," Woronka tells investors in a research note. The analyst continues to view the Manheim used vehicle value index as the single most relevant data point for the shares. He believes July is a critical month for rental price and keeps a Buy rating on Avis with a $45 price target. Hertz (HTZ) yesterday followed shares of Avis higher.

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