Brokerages expect that Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) will report earnings of $0.95 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Twelve analysts have made estimates for Vantiv’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.99 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.93. Vantiv posted earnings per share of $0.75 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 26.7%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Vantiv will report full year earnings of $3.36 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.34 to $3.39. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $3.74 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.50 to $3.95. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Vantiv.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $551.77 million. Vantiv had a return on equity of 41.19% and a net margin of 6.07%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.71 earnings per share.

A number of research firms have recently commented on VNTV. Jefferies Group raised Vantiv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Nomura reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 price target on shares of Vantiv in a report on Friday, September 29th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $82.00 price target on shares of Vantiv in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “positive” rating and issued a $84.00 price target (up previously from $77.00) on shares of Vantiv in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $83.00 price target on shares of Vantiv in a report on Monday, September 25th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $78.30.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of VNTV. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its holdings in 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 lifted its holdings in shares of Vantiv by 404.7% during the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,170 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $137,000 after purchasing an additional 1,740 shares during the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation purchased a new stake in shares of Vantiv during the 3rd quarter valued at $155,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vantiv by 2,754.0% during the 3rd quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC now owns 2,854 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $201,000 after purchasing an additional 2,754 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Great Lakes Advisors LLC lifted 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 valued at $204,000 after purchasing an additional 47 shares during the last quarter.

Vantiv (NYSE VNTV) traded down $0.86 on Friday, hitting $75.01. The stock had a trading volume of 2,249,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,000,337. The company has a market capitalization of $13,486.50, a PE ratio of 25.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 0.58. Vantiv has a 1 year low of $58.13 and a 1 year high of $76.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.45, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.72.

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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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