Cintas benefits from an acquisition and rising demand

Cintas benefits from an acquisition and rising demand

This uniform rentals and emergency-equipment supplier saw earning jump 34.3% in the most-recent quarter. With its most-recent dividend increase, it has now raised that payment for 35 consecutive years.

Rising U.S. employment and more-favourable tax rates are set to further boost demand for its services.


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