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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CTAS. The maximum price target given was 145, implying potential capital gains of 15.01 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 91, which equates to a potential downside of -27.82 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.91 percent. That number becomes -0.91 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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.

CTAS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.93 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 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. Currently the stock is 23.52 percent higher than its low, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.