Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Cintas

(

CTAS

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Cintas as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • CTAS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $52.9 million.
  • CTAS has traded 6,727 shares today.
  • CTAS is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on CTAS:

Cintas Corporation provides corporate identity uniforms and related business services primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.1%. CTAS has a PE ratio of 24. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Cintas a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Cintas has been 649,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cintas has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 0.86 and a short float of 5.4% with 9.42 days to cover. Shares are up 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Cintas as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • CTAS's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.7%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.67, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.09, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, CINTAS CORP's return on equity exceeds that of the industry average and significantly exceeds that of the S&P 500.
  • 46.57% is the gross profit margin for CINTAS CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 9.64% is above that of the industry average.
  • The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.

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