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Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) Director Jeffrey E. Stiefler unloaded 6,000 shares of Vantiv stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.68, for a total transaction of $184,080.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 107,523 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,298,806. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Susquehanna initiated coverage on shares of Vantiv in a research note on Thursday, May 8th. They set a $23.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Oppenheimer reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Vantiv in a research note on Thursday, May 1st. They now have a $35.00 price target on the stock. Finally, 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. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.11.

Shares of Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) traded up 0.63% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $30.48. The stock had a trading volume of 1,418,967 shares. Vantiv has a 52 week low of $25.21 and a 52 week high of $34.42. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $29.84 and a 200-day moving average of $30.53. The company has a market cap of $4.213 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.54.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 30th. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $288.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $289.40 million. Analysts expect that Vantiv will post $1.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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