Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities research analysts at KeyCorp in a research report issued on Monday. They presently have a $85.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $80.00. KeyCorp’s price target points to a potential upside of 18.27% from the company’s current price.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Oppenheimer upped their price objective on shares of Vantiv from $70.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Instinet restated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective (up from $75.00) on shares of Vantiv in a report on Monday, August 14th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Vantiv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $63.00 to $85.00 in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $73.00 price objective on shares of Vantiv in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Craig Hallum set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Vantiv and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vantiv presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $76.54.

Vantiv (VNTV) traded down $3.26 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $71.87. 4,159,700 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,981,573. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.45. Vantiv has a 12 month low of $55.80 and a 12 month high of $76.22. The firm has a market cap of $13,354.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 0.58.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.01. Vantiv had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 41.19%. The firm had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $551.77 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.71 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Vantiv will post 3.16 EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in VNTV. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its position in shares of Vantiv by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 4,629 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $293,000 after purchasing an additional 140 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC increased its position in shares of Vantiv by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 17,583 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,114,000 after purchasing an additional 513 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE increased its position in shares of Vantiv by 10.4% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 16,506 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,045,000 after purchasing an additional 1,557 shares during the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its position in shares of Vantiv by 19.4% in the 2nd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 103,544 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $6,550,000 after purchasing an additional 16,832 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rothschild Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Vantiv by 13.2% in the 2nd quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,154 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $580,000 after purchasing an additional 1,064 shares during the last quarter.

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Vantiv Company Profile

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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