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Herc Holdings Inc (HRI): Billionaire Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors Continues to Increase Its Stake

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A newly-amended 13D filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that billionaire Mario Gabelli‘s GAMCO Investors has further increased its stake in Herc Holdings Inc (NYSE:HRI) and that it currently holds, in aggregate with its affiliates, 2.27 million common shares, which amass 8.01% of the company’s outstanding stock. Out of the aggregate amount, GAMCO solely owns 1.82 million shares or 6.42% of the total outstanding stock. Previously, GAMCO Investors and its affiliates held 1.95 million shares that represented 6.88% of the outstanding stock, while GAMCO alone owned 1.52 million shares, or 5.37% of the shares outstanding, according to its last 13D filing.

Herc Holdings, recently separated from Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ), is a holding company engaged in the business of renting car and leasing, running in four sectors: US Car Rental, International Car Rental, Worldwide Equipment Rental and All Other Operations. Since the company started trading on July 1st, its shares have lost 0.85%. In its first financial report, since the separation, for the second quarter of 2016, Herc Holdings (NYSE:HRI) disclosed a loss per share of $0.28 and a net loss of $8.00 million, compared with earnings per share of $0.35 and a net income of $10.6 million in the comparable period in 2015.

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Billionaire Carl Icahn’s Icahn Capital LP disclosed holding 4.31 million shares of Herc Holdings (NYSE:HRI) at the end of June, which account for 15.24% of the company’s outstanding stock. For now, Icahn Capital is the only other hedge fund in Insider Monkey’s database that has filed on the company.

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Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Gabelli Funds 423,102 423,102 423,102 1.49%
GAMCO Asset Management Inc. I.D. No. 13-40445 1,709,246 1,816,971 1,816,971 6.42%
Gabelli Securities, Inc. I.D. No. 13-3379374 5,532 5,532 5,532 0.02%
Gabelli Foundation, Inc. I.D. No. 94 7,800 7,800 7,800 0.03%
MJG-IV Limited Partnership I.D. No. 13-31918 733 733 733 0.00%
GGCP, Inc. I.D. No. 13-3056041 799 799 799 0.00%
GAMCO Investors, Inc. I.D. No. 13-400786 308 308 308 0.00%
Associated Capital Group, Inc. I.D. No. 47-3965991 Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS) (a) (b) 0.00%
Mario J. Gabelli 12,785 12,785 12,785 0.04%

Mario Gabelli
Mario Gabelli
GAMCO Investors

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE 13D
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. 2)
Herc Holdings Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock, Par Value $0.01
(Title of Class of Securities)
                                                                                                     ________42704L104_________
(CUSIP Number)
David Goldman
GAMCO Investors, Inc.
One Corporate Center
Rye, New York 10580-1435
(914) 921-5000
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
______________________ August 24, 2016________________________
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box .

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