Vantiv Inc (VNTV) was Initiated by Compass Point to “Neutral” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $52. Compass Point advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 15, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Vantiv Inc. Vantiv Inc was Downgraded by Goldman to ” Neutral” on Apr 1, 2016. Sterne Agee CRT Initiated Vantiv Inc on Mar 24, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $57.Vantiv Inc was Upgraded by Susquehanna to ” Positive” on Jan 28, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, Vantiv Inc reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Feb 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.63. The company had revenue of $453.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $439.56 million. The company’s revenue was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.53 EPS.
Vantiv Inc closed down -0.6 points or -1.10% at $54.17 with 16,42,769 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $55.15, the shares hit an intraday low of $54.115 and an intraday high of $55.22 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.
In a different news, on Apr 12, 2016, Christopher A Thompson (SVP, Controller and CAO) sold 4,000 shares at $54.71 per share price. According to the SEC, on Apr 4, 2016, Mark L Heimbouch (Chief Op. & Fin. Officer) sold 30,000 shares at $53.59 per share price. On Mar 23, 2016, Royal Cole (Grp Pres, Merchant & FI Svcs) sold 20,193 shares at $52.67 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Vantiv Inc. (Vantiv) is a holding company that conducts its operations through its majority-owned subsidiary Vantiv Holding LLC (Vantiv Holding). The Company operates in two segments: Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The Merchant Services segment provides merchant acquiring and payment processing services to national merchants regional and small-to-mid sized businesses. Merchant Services includes aspects of card processing including authorization and settlement customer service chargeback and retrieval processing and interchange management. The Financial Institution Service segment provides card issuer processing payment network processing fraud protection card production prepaid program management automated teller machine (ATM) driving and network gateway and switching services. It also offers processing for accounts such as business cards home equity lines of credit and health savings accounts.