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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 747.27, and so far today it has a volume of 785500. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 23.47%.

To help you determine whether Cintas Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.88 and forward P/E is 23.07. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Cintas Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.41. P/S ratio is 2.33 and the P/B ratio is 5.91. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 71.21 and 61.68 respectively.

At the current price Cintas Corporation is trading at, 112.42 (-0.16% today), Cintas Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.93%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 15.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.52, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.40% after growing 20.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 38.50%, and 7.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 103.75, and the number of shares float is 90.85. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 68.80%. The float short is 4.70%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.71. Management has seen a return on assets of 17.30%, and also a return on investment of 16.60%.

The ability for Cintas Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.2, and quick ratio is 1.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.53 and total debt/equity is 0.61. In terms of margins, Cintas Corporation has a gross margin of 43.70%, with its operating margin at 16.10%, and Cintas Corporation has a profit margin of 14.70%.

The 52 week high is -6.27%, with 40.52% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.06% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.45%.

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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