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Herc Holdings Inc (HRI): Billionaire Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors Further Boosts Its Stake

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According to a newly-amended 13D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, billionaire Mario Gabelli‘s GAMCO Investors has further increased its stake in Herc Holdings Inc (NYSE:HRI). The fund and its affiliates raised their stake to 3.54 million shares, which amass 12.51% of the company’s outstanding stock, while GAMCO’s stake was raised to 2.66 million shares, which account for 9.40% of the float. Previously, the fund held 3.21 million Herc Holdings common shares in aggregate with its partners, which represented 11.33% of the float, while GAMCO solely owned 2.36 million shares or 8.35% of the company’s outstanding stock.

Herc Holdings Inc (NYSE:HRI), formerly part of Hertz Global Holdings, is a holding company that offers car rental and leasing services, operating in four sectors – Worldwide Equipment, International Car Rental, US Car Rental, and Other Operations. For the second quarter of 2016, Herc Holdings disclosed EPS of $0.28 and revenue of $380.4 million, which compares to EPS of $0.35 and revenue of $422.7 million for the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The company was

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At the end of the June quarter, 11 smart money managers from within Insider Monkey’s database were long Herc Holdings Inc (NYSE:HRI). Some of them included David Cohen and Harold Levy’s Iridian Asset Management, which held $165.92 million worth of Herc Holdings’ shares, Karthik Sarma’s SRS Investment Management, which owned a position in the stock worth $110.10 million, David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital, Andrew Feldstein and Stephen Siderow’s Blue Mountain Capital, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

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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 846,048 846,048 846,048 2.99%
GAMCO Asset Management Inc. 2,486,127 2,659,853 2,659,853 9.40%
Gabelli Securities, Inc. 5,857 5,857 5,857 0.02%
Gabelli Foundation, Inc.   12,500 12,500 12,500 0.04%
MJG Associates, Inc. 1,000 1,000 1,000 0.00%
MJG-IV Limited Partnership   733 733 733 0.00%
GGCP, Inc.   799 799 799 0.00%
GAMCO Investors, Inc. 308 308 308 0.00%
Associated Capital Group, Inc. 0.00%
Mario J. Gabelli 15,385 15,385 15,385 0.05%

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE 13D
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. 6)
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)
______________________ October 7, 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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