Cintas (CTAS) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.22

News coverage about Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cintas earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 47.3450773757262 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS) traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $157.18. 512,630 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 542,905. Cintas has a 12 month low of $112.96 and a 12 month high of $159.83. The company has a market cap of $16,709.99, a PE ratio of 31.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 1.57 and a current ratio of 1.84.

Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, September 26th. The business services provider reported $1.48 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.30 by $0.18. Cintas had a net margin of 9.79% and a return on equity of 23.71%. The company had revenue of $1.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.57 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.26 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 27.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Cintas will post 5.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th were given a dividend of $1.62 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 9th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.07%. This is a boost from Cintas’s previous annual dividend of $1.33. Cintas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 31.89%.

CTAS has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cintas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $168.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Robert W. Baird set a $152.00 price objective on shares of Cintas and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. BidaskClub raised shares of Cintas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $138.00 price objective (up previously from $136.00) on shares of Cintas in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Cintas in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $144.67.

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Cintas Company Profile

Cintas Corporation is a provider of corporate identity uniforms through rental and sales programs, as well as a provider of related business services, including entrance mats, restroom cleaning services and supplies, carpet and tile cleaning services, first aid and safety services and fire protection products and services.

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