Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) by 1.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 412,495 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 7,224 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned about 0.26% of Vantiv worth $26,449,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its position in shares of Vantiv by 231.8% in the first quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 475,401 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $30,483,000 after buying an additional 332,137 shares during the last quarter. Credit Agricole S A boosted its position in shares of Vantiv by 24.4% in the first quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 511,764 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $32,815,000 after buying an additional 100,329 shares during the last quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Vantiv by 260.5% in the first quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 28,094 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,801,000 after buying an additional 20,301 shares during the last quarter. Argent Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Vantiv by 2.4% in the first quarter. Argent Capital Management LLC now owns 7,185 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $461,000 after buying an additional 170 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Jupiter Asset Management Ltd. boosted its position in Vantiv by 2.6% in the first quarter. Jupiter Asset Management Ltd. now owns 232,808 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $14,928,000 after buying an additional 5,808 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 83.89% of the company’s stock.

Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) remained flat at $64.04 during midday trading on Friday. 2,341,320 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $62.81 and its 200 day moving average price is $63.31. Vantiv, Inc. has a 12 month low of $52.50 and a 12 month high of $66.24. The company has a market cap of $10.30 billion, a PE ratio of 52.02 and a beta of 0.61.

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A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vantiv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub cut shares of Vantiv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded shares of Vantiv from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $69.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. William Blair reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Vantiv in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $65.00 target price (up from $60.00) on shares of Vantiv in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $67.79.

In related news, insider Matt Taylor sold 11,622 shares of Vantiv stock in a transaction on Friday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.14, for a total value of $733,813.08. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 64,269 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,057,944.66. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 1.27% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV)

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