Traders Sell Shares of Vantiv (VNTV) on Strength (VNTV)

Traders sold shares of Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $44.83 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $80.28 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.45 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Vantiv had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Vantiv traded up $0.31 for the day and closed at $77.80

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on VNTV shares. Bank of America started coverage on Vantiv in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of Vantiv in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 target price on shares of Vantiv in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. BidaskClub downgraded Vantiv from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Nomura restated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of Vantiv in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-one have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Vantiv has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $79.69.

The stock has a market cap of $13,830.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 54.03, a PEG ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.58. 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 (NYSE:VNTV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.01. Vantiv had a return on equity of 41.19% and a net margin of 6.07%. The company had revenue of $1.03 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $551.77 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.71 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Vantiv Inc will post 3.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its position in shares of Vantiv by 12.3% during the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,981 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 217 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its position in shares of Vantiv by 404.7% during the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,170 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $137,000 after buying an additional 1,740 shares during the period. Zions Bancorporation acquired a new position in shares of Vantiv during the third quarter worth about $155,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Vantiv by 2,754.0% during the third quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC now owns 2,854 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $201,000 after buying an additional 2,754 shares during the period. Finally, Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Vantiv during the third quarter worth about $204,000.

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About Vantiv

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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