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Is Cintas Corporation(NASDAQ: CTAS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. Cintas Corporation is in the Business Services industry and Services sector. Average volume for Cintas Corporation, is 648.02, and so far today it has a volume of 1999767. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 7.00%.

To help you determine whether Cintas Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.11 and forward P/E is 22.66. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Cintas Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.15. P/S ratio is 2.19 and the P/B ratio is 5.39. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 27.03 and 43.99 respectively.

At the current price Cintas Corporation is trading at, 107.68 (10.53% today), Cintas Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.08%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 17.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.88, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.75% after growing 12.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 34.10%, and 9.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 107.34, and the number of shares float is 87.39. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 70.50%. The float short is 5.69%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.67. Management has seen a return on assets of 15.60%, and also a return on investment of 14.10%.

The ability for Cintas Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2, and quick ratio is 1.8. Long term debt/equity is 0.54 and total debt/equity is 0.67. In terms of margins, Cintas Corporation has a gross margin of 43.20%, with its operating margin at 15.80%, and Cintas Corporation has a profit margin of 13.80%.

The 52 week high is 7.92%, with 39.64% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 13.54% and the 200 day simple moving average is 19.45%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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