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Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results on Wednesday, April 30th. Vantiv has set its Q1 guidance at $0.36-0.37 EPS and its FY14 guidance at $1.77-1.83 EPS.Parties that are interested in registering for the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 13th. The company reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $309.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $305.24 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. Vantiv’s revenue was up 13.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect Vantiv to post $1.82 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2.03 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) opened at 29.28 on Tuesday. Vantiv has a 52 week low of $22.02 and a 52 week high of $34.42. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $30.48 and its 200-day moving average is $30.24. The company has a market cap of $4.063 billion and a P/E ratio of 33.38.

A number of research firms have recently commented on VNTV. Analysts at Nomura raised their price target on shares of Vantiv from $33.00 to $37.50 in a research note on Wednesday, March 5th. Analysts at Jefferies Group downgraded shares of Vantiv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 28th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.44.

In other Vantiv news, Director Jeffrey Stiefler unloaded 6,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.03, for a total value of $180,180.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 107,523 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,228,916. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Vantiv, Inc, formerly Advent-Kong Blocker Corp. is a holding company that conducts its operations through its majority-owned subsidiaries, Vantiv Holding, LLC (NYSE:VNTV) and Transactive Ecommerce Solutions Inc (Transactive).

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