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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 12250.2. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Cintas Corporation, CTAS performance year to date is 25.05%. Today Cintas Corporation, CTAS has gained 0.48%, with a current price of 113.86.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 68.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 16.40%. Return of assets are at 16.40%, with return on investment at 16.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Cintas Corporation, CTAS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.57. While Total debt/equity is 0.71. With a profit margin of 14.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 43.40%, and operating margin of 15.90%. Cintas Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is 1.6.

For the last year Cintas Corporation, CTAS has seen a EPS growth of 20.80%. A performance for the year of 31.89%. The 52-week high is -5.07%, and the 52-week low is 42.33%. The average volume for Cintas Corporation, CTAS is 502000.

With a target price of 117.56, can Cintas Corporation, CTAS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Cintas Corporation, CTAS. Cintas Corporation has a P/E of 27.37 and a forward P/E of 23.89. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.73. Cintas Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.5 and 6.56 respectively. For P/cash, Cintas Corporation has a value of 58.39, while it is 64.34 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 113.86, Cintas Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.92%. We see a return on equity of 36.70%.

Looking more long-term Cintas Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.04%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.73% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 20.80% for this year and for the last five years a 19.90% growth has been seen.

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