Vantiv (VNTV) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.14

News coverage about Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vantiv earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0394567307383 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently commented on VNTV shares. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 price target on shares of Vantiv in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. BidaskClub cut Vantiv from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of Vantiv in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Vantiv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Bank of America started coverage on Vantiv in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $78.30.

Shares of Vantiv (VNTV) remained flat at $$75.01 on Tuesday. The stock had a trading volume of 2,254,495 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,001,379. The firm has a market cap of $13,486.50, a PE ratio of 25.46, a PEG ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a current ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.45. Vantiv has a one year low of $58.13 and a one year high of $76.22.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.01. The business 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 firm’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 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Vantiv will post 3.16 EPS for the current year.

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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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