Analyst Ratings for Cintas Corp. (CTAS)

Updated: 2017-07-19

Analysts covering Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ:CTAS) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, CTAS was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 4 analysts, 2 issued an overweight rating, 8 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

CTAS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 145, implying a possible profit of 15.01 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 91, implying potential capital losses of -27.82 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.91 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.91 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.33 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of CTAS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.93 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of CTAS is 5.48.

In the last 52-weeks, CTAS has achieved a high of 131.41 and a low of 102.07. Today's price is 23.52 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 4.06 percent. CTAS has a P/E ratio of 27.02. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CTAS value stock report compares CTAS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CTAS is $13.21 billion. CTAS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.