News coverage about Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cintas Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9042482842469 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Cintas Corporation (CTAS) traded up 0.64% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $135.00. The stock had a trading volume of 355,769 shares. The firm has a market cap of $14.23 billion, a PE ratio of 30.77 and a beta of 0.84. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $129.35 and its 200 day moving average price is $123.13. Cintas Corporation has a 52 week low of $102.07 and a 52 week high of $139.74.

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The business services provider reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.30. The firm had revenue of $1.53 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.53 billion. Cintas Corporation had a net margin of 8.90% and a return on equity of 23.38%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 23.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.08 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Cintas Corporation will post $5.23 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank AG set a $130.00 target price on Cintas Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Instinet cut Cintas Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $142.00 to $130.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on Cintas Corporation from $123.00 to $136.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cintas Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $141.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Cintas Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $133.42.

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Cintas Corporation 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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