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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Cintas Corporation, CTAS

Cintas Corporation, CTAS is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Business Services in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Cintas Corporation, CTAS  has a market cap of 10575.72. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Cintas Corporation, CTAS performance year to date is 9.42%. Today Cintas Corporation, CTAS has gained 0.88%, with a current price of 99.63.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 17.40%. Return of assets are at 15.60%, with return on investment at 14.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Cintas Corporation, CTAS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.54. While Total debt/equity is 0.67. With a profit margin of 13.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 43.20%, and operating margin of 15.80%. Cintas Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2, while the quick ratio is 1.8.

For the last year Cintas Corporation, CTAS has seen a EPS growth of 12.80%. A performance for the year of 19.74%. The 52-week high is -0.07%, and the 52-week low is 29.20%. The average volume for Cintas Corporation, CTAS is 834796.

With a target price of 94.78, can Cintas Corporation, CTAS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Cintas Corporation, CTAS. Cintas Corporation has a P/E of 25.68 and a forward P/E of 23.08. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.19. Cintas Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.21 and 5.51 respectively. For P/cash, Cintas Corporation has a value of 27.34, while it is 44.49 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 99.63, Cintas Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.05%. We see a return on equity of 34.50%.

Looking more long-term Cintas Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.70%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.17% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 12.80% for this year and for the last five years a 19.60% growth has been seen.

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