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Cintas

$261.05

0.25 (0.10%)

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Cintas raises FY20 EPS view to $8.65-$8.75 from $8.47-$8.57, consensus $8.61

Raises FY20 revenue view to $7.29B-$7.33B from $7.28B-$7.32B, consensus $7.31B.

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CTAS Cintas
$261.05

0.25 (0.10%)

11/13/19
BARD
11/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $300
BARD
Outperform
Baird says Cintas short report 'weak and flawed,' recommends adding to positions
Baird analyst Andrew Wittmann said short-seller Spruce Point presented "a series of weak and flawed arguments which demonstrate poor understanding of the business model and the industry" in its report published this morning targeting Cintas. Of the five key topics of concern raised by Spruce Point, Wittmann said the only one he would not argue against is the stock's elevated valuation, as the shares recently have hit record valuations, but he adds that "You get what you pay for." On the allegations of fraudulent labor practices, Wittmann argues that Spruce Point is extrapolating a single inspection citation, which was an isolated incident, in a way that "succumbs to the anecdotal evidence fallacy." The analyst recommends adding to positions on any weakness and keeps an Outperform rating on Cintas with a $300 price target.
11/13/19
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11/13/19
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JPMS
Overweight
Cintas management offers responses to short report's questions to JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Andrew Steinerman noted that a short report published this morning raised questions around fraudulent practices within Cintas' Fire Protection Services business. While he noted that Cintas management had not yet read the short report when he spoke with them, he said that company management indicated that there are no systemic issues of improper inspections or licensing practices and that they are confident in the policies and procedures in place. Responding to questions around fast growing accounts receivable recently, management said that the combination of SAP conversion and the large GK acquisition make it only natural that receivables are impacted. On questions of allegedly worsening cash collections, management responded that the low rates on commercial paper rates have been compelling and driving usage of short-term financing recently, Steinerman added. He has an Overweight rating on Cintas shares.
11/21/19
JEFF
11/21/19
INITIATION
Target $308
JEFF
Buy
Cintas initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Hamzah Mazari initiated coverage of Cintas with a Buy rating and $308 price target.
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JEFF
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JEFF
Jefferies initiates Diversifed Services sector
Jefferies analyst Hamzah Mazari initiated select names across Diversified Services as part of his broader research note covering the Business Services industry. The analyst has a Buy rating on Cintas (CTAS) with a $308 price target, Bright Horizons (BFAM) with a $177 price target, BrightView (BV) with a $23 price target, and ServiceMaster (SERV) with a $43 price target. Mazari likes the M&A potential and employment decoupling at Cintas, revenue growth visibility and cross selling opportunity at Bright Horizons, low organic growth expectations and free cash flow potential at BrightView, and underappreciated international growth opportunity at ServiceMaster. The analyst also rates Aramark (ARMK), H&R Block (HRB), and Rollins (ROL) at Hold with respective $49, $28, and $38 price targets, noting that Aramark expectations are "too high" on activist involvement, H&R Block suffers from lack of catalysts, and Rollins' M&A potential appears to be "baked in" to its valuation.

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