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 $48.3 million.
  • CTAS has traded 8,487 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 27. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Cintas a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Recommends

The average volume for Cintas has been 649,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cintas has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 0.67 and a short float of 5.4% with 9.89 days to cover. Shares are up 19.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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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, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 5.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.8%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 31.30% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, CTAS should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • 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. Compared to other companies in the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, CINTAS CORP's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • 47.04% 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 8.35% is above that of the industry average.
  • CINTAS CORP's earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, CINTAS CORP increased its bottom line by earning $3.40 versus $3.05 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.88 versus $3.40).

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