Take it back. That’s what general counsel Jeffrey Zimmerman, of Hertz Global Holdings Inc., has demanded from a research firm that put Hertz on a list of companies “likely to go bankrupt or suffer severe financial distress.”

First Zimmerman wrote a letter to the chief executive of Audit Integrity, the Los Angeles research firm, accusing the firm of reaching “incomplete and misleading conclusions” in a Sept. 15 report that listed Hertz and 19 other large companies it considers at risk of bankruptcy.