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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 145, which equates to a potential upside 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of CTAS to grow at a rate of 4.93 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of CTAS is 5.48.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CTAS hit 131.41 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 102.07. Currently the stock is 23.52 percent higher than its low, and 4.06 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $13.21 billion. CTAS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.