Investors bought shares of Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ:CTAS) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $45.81 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $10.52 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.29 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Cintas Corp. had the 32nd highest net in-flow for the day. Cintas Corp. traded down ($0.91) for the day and closed at $107.27

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cintas Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $120.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. Nomura restated a “buy” rating on shares of Cintas Corp. in a research note on Sunday, July 17th. Piper Jaffray Cos. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $106.00 price objective (up from $95.00) on shares of Cintas Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. Barclays PLC reduced their price objective on shares of Cintas Corp. from $105.00 to $95.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, KeyCorp upgraded shares of Cintas Corp. from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $106.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.78.

The company has a market capitalization of $11.18 billion and a PE ratio of 17.19. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $98.81 and a 200 day moving average price of $91.01.

Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ:CTAS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The company reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.25 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.86 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Cintas Corp. will post $4.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Gerald S. Adolph sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.12, for a total value of $216,240.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 11,590 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,253,110.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Gerald S. Adolph sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.21, for a total transaction of $90,210.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 11,590 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,045,533.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds have added to or reduced their stakes in CTAS. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. raised its stake in Cintas Corp. by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 12,384 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,128,000 after buying an additional 230 shares during the period. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. raised its stake in Cintas Corp. by 14.8% in the fourth quarter. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. now owns 16,241 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,479,000 after buying an additional 2,095 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Cintas Corp. by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 17,264 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,572,000 after buying an additional 55 shares during the last quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK raised its stake in Cintas Corp. by 19.3% in the fourth quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 18,326 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,693,000 after buying an additional 2,967 shares during the last quarter. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its stake in Cintas Corp. by 98.0% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 19,057 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,735,000 after buying an additional 9,434 shares during the last quarter.

Cintas Corporation provides products and services to businesses of all types. The Company 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, and first aid, safety and fire protection products and services.

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