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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 698.12, and so far today it has a volume of 187443. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 17.81%.

To help you determine whether Cintas Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.49 and forward P/E is 22.53. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Cintas Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.45. P/S ratio is 2.3 and the P/B ratio is 6.18. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 53.74 and 150.12 respectively.

At the current price Cintas Corporation is trading at, 107.18 (-0.08% today), Cintas Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.98%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 14.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.21, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.42% after growing 20.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 26.80%, and 11.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 105.1, and the number of shares float is 88.54. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.90%, and institutional ownership is at 72.00%. The float short is 5.51%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.99. Management has seen a return on assets of 19.00%, and also a return on investment of 16.60%.

The ability for Cintas Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.9, and quick ratio is 1.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.57 and total debt/equity is 0.71. In terms of margins, Cintas Corporation has a gross margin of 43.40%, with its operating margin at 19.90%, and Cintas Corporation has a profit margin of 16.30%.

The 52 week high is -1.77%, with 38.99% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.00% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.84%.

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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