Research analysts at Buckingham Research began coverage on shares of Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm set a “neutral” rating and a $78.00 price target on the business services provider’s stock. Buckingham Research’s price target indicates a potential upside of 10.69% from the company’s previous close.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Wedbush reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $65.00 price target (up from $60.00) on shares of Vantiv in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vantiv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. KeyCorp cut Vantiv to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 12th. BidaskClub raised Vantiv from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $72.00 price objective on shares of Vantiv in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and eighteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $75.58.

Shares of Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) opened at 70.47 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 59.57 and a beta of 0.61. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $70.18 and its 200-day moving average price is $64.92. Vantiv has a 12-month low of $54.38 and a 12-month high of $73.14.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The business services provider reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.01. Vantiv had a net margin of 5.58% and a return on equity of 33.54%. The business had revenue of $530.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $525.12 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.70 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Vantiv will post $3.35 EPS for the current year.

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Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its holdings in Vantiv by 12.3% in the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,981 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $125,000 after purchasing an additional 217 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its position in Vantiv by 404.7% in the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,170 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $137,000 after purchasing an additional 1,740 shares during the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new stake in Vantiv in the 1st quarter worth $203,000. Beacon Investment Advisory Services Inc. acquired a new stake in Vantiv in the 2nd quarter worth $204,000. Finally, Great Lakes Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vantiv by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC now owns 3,218 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $204,000 after purchasing an additional 47 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.16% of the company’s stock.

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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