Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

News articles about Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vantiv earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 67 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

VNTV has been the subject of several research reports. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $69.00 price target on shares of Vantiv in a research report on Tuesday, March 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $73.00 price target on shares of Vantiv in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Atlantic Securities initiated coverage on shares of Vantiv in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $74.00 price target for the company. KeyCorp downgraded shares of Vantiv to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vantiv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vantiv has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $67.24.

Vantiv (VNTV) opened at 64.26 on Monday. Vantiv has a one year low of $52.45 and a one year high of $66.24. The stock has a market cap of $10.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 52.20 and a beta of 0.61. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $62.42 and a 200-day moving average of $63.17.

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

In related news, insider Matt Taylor sold 11,622 shares of Vantiv stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.14, for a total transaction of $733,813.08. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 64,269 shares in the company, valued at $4,057,944.66. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.27% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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