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 maximum price target given was 145, implying potential capital gains of 15.01 percent. The lowest price target was 91, which equates to a potential downside 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.33 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

CTAS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.93 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CTAS is 5.48.

CTAS has traded between a high of 131.41 and a low of 102.07 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 23.52 percent, and 4.06 percent lower than its 52-week high. CTAS has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $13.21 billion. CTAS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.