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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 665.7, and so far today it has a volume of 489500. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 28.71%.

To help you determine whether Cintas Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.17 and forward P/E is 24.59. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Cintas Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.81. P/S ratio is 2.47 and the P/B ratio is 6.75. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 57.65 and 63.53 respectively.

At the current price Cintas Corporation is trading at, 117.19 (-0.94% today), Cintas Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.90%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 16.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.16, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.73% after growing 20.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 32.40%, and 11.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 103.21, and the number of shares float is 88.43. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 70.30%. The float short is 5.18%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.88. Management has seen a return on assets of 16.40%, 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 15.90%, and Cintas Corporation has a profit margin of 14.10%.

The 52 week high is -2.29%, with 46.49% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 9.29% and the 200 day simple moving average is 24.92%.

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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