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Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: HTZ] soared 142.72% after the company revealed that it has got $1.65 billion in funding. Rental & Leasing Services company disclosed that the financing will be provided by some of the creditors of the company.

The rental company has earlier lodged for Chapter 11 protection under the Federal Bankruptcy Code in May but the recent news of debtor-in-possession financing has excited the stocks of Hertz Global Holdings.

Let’s take a quick look at what is debtor-in-possesions and what does it means for investors. This financing will only available for companies who are struggling with bankruptcy.

This fiancing is helpful in reorganization and it helps the company to raise capital to continue operations while the bankruptcy process continues.

Shares of Hertz traded up 142.72% as it gained +1.47 on Friday. It has a closing price of $2.50. It had a trading volume of 1021.22 million as compared to the average volume of 10.08 million.

In the past 52-weeks of trading, this company’s stock has fluctuated between the low of $0.40 & a high of $20.85. It has moved up 525.00% from its 52-weeks low and moved down -88.01% from its 52-weeks high.

Turing our focus on its profitability, it has return on assets of -4.70%. Its return on equity is -82.70% and return on investment is 4.00%.

It has a Gross Margin of 39.70%, a Profit Margin of -14.60%, and an Operating Margin of -7.40%. Additionally, Hertz market capitalization has remained high, hitting $397.73 million at the time of writing.

The company aimed to use this DIP financing to continue its operations. It is striving to minimize the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic effect on the business.

Though it’s a positive development for the company Hertz already has a mountain of debts. Moreover, its $15 billion of debt is linked with the vehicle fleet of its total $19 billion of debt.

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