Investors sold shares of Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) on strength during trading on Friday. $106.44 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $260.52 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $154.08 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Vantiv had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Vantiv traded up $1.94 for the day and closed at $77.60

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on VNTV. BidaskClub cut Vantiv from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut Vantiv from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 target price on shares of Vantiv in a report on Friday, October 13th. Berenberg Bank began coverage on Vantiv in a report on Thursday, November 16th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $85.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 target price on shares of Vantiv in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Vantiv presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $80.04.

The company has a current ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.45. The firm has a market cap of $13,800.00, a P/E ratio of 53.89, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 0.58.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, beating 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 business had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $551.77 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.71 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect 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 company. Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in shares of Vantiv by 12.3% during 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 last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its position 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 increased its position 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, Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Vantiv during the 3rd quarter valued at $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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