Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Vantiv (NYSE: VNTV) in the last few weeks:

  • 7/17/2017 – Vantiv was upgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $73.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $66.00.
  • 7/13/2017 – Vantiv was upgraded by analysts at KeyCorp from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/6/2017 – Vantiv had its price target lowered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $66.00 to $64.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 7/6/2017 – Vantiv had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $71.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/28/2017 – Vantiv had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $69.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/28/2017 – Vantiv was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Vantiv, Inc. is an integrated payment processor engaged in providing advanced technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions. The Company operates in two segments: Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv offers acquiring and processing transactions, value-added services, merchant services and reporting for electronic payment transactions. It also provides card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine driving, network gateway and switching services. Vantiv, Inc. is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. “
  • 6/27/2017 – Vantiv is now covered by analysts at Mizuho. They set a “neutral” rating and a $65.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/22/2017 – Vantiv was upgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $69.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/22/2017 – Vantiv was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Vantiv, Inc. is an integrated payment processor engaged in providing advanced technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions. The Company operates in two segments: Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv offers acquiring and processing transactions, value-added services, merchant services and reporting for electronic payment transactions. It also provides card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine driving, network gateway and switching services. Vantiv, Inc. is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. “
  • 6/20/2017 – Vantiv had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $72.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/13/2017 – Vantiv was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/12/2017 – Vantiv was downgraded by analysts at KeyCorp to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/10/2017 – Vantiv was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Vantiv, Inc. is an integrated payment processor engaged in providing advanced technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions. The Company operates in two segments: Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv offers acquiring and processing transactions, value-added services, merchant services and reporting for electronic payment transactions. It also provides card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine driving, network gateway and switching services. Vantiv, Inc. is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. “
  • 6/6/2017 – Vantiv had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $65.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $60.00.
  • 6/1/2017 – Vantiv had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $66.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/30/2017 – Vantiv had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $73.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/30/2017 – Vantiv was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Vantiv, Inc. is an integrated payment processor engaged in providing advanced technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions. The Company operates in two segments: Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv offers acquiring and processing transactions, value-added services, merchant services and reporting for electronic payment transactions. It also provides card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine driving, network gateway and switching services. Vantiv, Inc. is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. “
  • 5/27/2017 – Vantiv was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Vantiv, Inc. is an integrated payment processor engaged in providing advanced technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions. The Company operates in two segments: Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv offers acquiring and processing transactions, value-added services, merchant services and reporting for electronic payment transactions. It also provides card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine driving, network gateway and switching services. Vantiv, Inc. is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. “

Shares of Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE VNTV) opened at 63.53 on Tuesday. Vantiv, Inc. has a 12 month low of $52.45 and a 12 month high of $66.24. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $62.17 and its 200 day moving average is $62.75. The firm has a market cap of $10.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 51.61 and a beta of 0.61.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The business services provider reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $470.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $470.09 million. Vantiv had a return on equity of 34.17% and a net margin of 5.49%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.56 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Vantiv, Inc. will post $3.27 EPS for the current year.

In related news, insider Matt Taylor sold 11,622 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.14, for a total transaction of $733,813.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 64,269 shares in the company, valued at $4,057,944.66. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.27% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Vantiv, Inc is a holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC. The Company is a payment processor. The Company’s segments include Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The Company offers a range of payment processing services that enable its clients to meet their payment processing needs through a single provider.

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