Hertz Global (HTZGQ) Stock Continues To Sees Buying Pressure: What’s The Buzz?

Over the course of the past month the bankrupt car rental company Hertz Global Holdings (OTCMKTS:HTZGQ) has seen its stock soar by as much as 200% amidst a bidding war for its control. However, in addition to that, the stock has also got a significant boost as its performance in the first fiscal quarter reflected the turnaround in its business even though Hertz Global is trying to make an exit from bankruptcy.

The company managed to generated a profit of $190 million in the quarter, which worked out to earnings per diluted share of $1.21. In the year ago period, Hertz had suffered a massive loss of $356 million.

However, when adjustments were made with regards to one-time gains and spending, the losses for the quarter worked out to $52 million or $0.33 a share.

The revenues generated by the company for the period stood at $1.3 billion, which was lower than the $1.9 billion that it had generated in the same quarter in 2020. The company has managed to bring about this turnaround by cutting down its costs substantially and running an operation that is in line with the current demands.

On the reorganization front, the company also received a concrete proposal from the consortium led by Apollo Capital Management, Certares Opportunities LLC and Knighthead Capital Management LLC. The consortium is going to provide the necessary equity capital so that Hertz Global can make its exit from bankruptcy. The company has decided that the proposals sent in by this particular consortium are superior to the ones made by its existing sponsor.

The existing sponsor is a consortium led by Centerbridge Capital Partners LP, Dundon Capital Partners LLC and Warburn Pincus LLC. This is another major development for the long-term health of the company and has provided a significant lift to the overall sentiment about the future of Hertz Global.

HCMC Stock Corrects As Healthier Choices Management Reports Quarterly Earnings

One of the stocks to have been on the radar of several investors in recent weeks is that of Healthier Choices Management Corp (OTCMKTS:HCMC). Earlier on in the week, the company announced its financial results for the quarter that ended on March 31, 2021.

While the results may have been positive, the market did not seem particularly enthused and on Tuesday, the stock fell by as much as 9%. As a matter of fact, it should also be pointed out that the Healthier Choices Management stock has tanked by as much as 30% from its recent high.

In the first quarter, the company managed to generate net sales of $3.5 million, which reflect a decline of 14% year on year. The sale figures last year had been high due to a spike in sales in groceries due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the total operating expenses incurred by the company during the period actually went down by 15% year on year to hit $2 million. Healthier Choices Management also saw a 1% year on year decline in the losses as it limited its losses to $696000. On the other hand, the losses adjusted for EBITDA came in at $394000, which reflected a year on year decline of around 9%.

The Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the company Jeffrey Holman stated that the performance reflects the normalization of sales and also the improvement made by the company in controlling its costs. Earlier on in the month, the company had also made an announcement with regards to its rights offering.

The date of the rights offering from Healthier Choices Management is on May 18, 2021, and people need to purchase shares in the company by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on May 14, 2021. Investors are going to be given the right of buying one non-transferable subscription right each block of four shares that he owns.

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