Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY continued to hold its stake in shares of Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 10,643 shares of the business services provider’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Vantiv were worth $682,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its stake in shares of Vantiv by 30.1% in the first quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,764 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $113,000 after buying an additional 408 shares during the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in shares of Vantiv by 123.0% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 1,922 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 1,060 shares during the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Vantiv during the first quarter worth about $203,000. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vantiv by 119.4% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 3,196 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $205,000 after buying an additional 1,739 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Robecosam AG raised its stake in shares of Vantiv by 5.9% in the first quarter. Robecosam AG now owns 3,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $231,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.89% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Vantiv Inc (VNTV) remained flat at $64.04 on Friday. 2,341,330 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.30 billion, a PE ratio of 52.02 and a beta of 0.61. Vantiv Inc has a one year low of $52.50 and a one year high of $66.24. The company’s 50-day moving average is $62.81 and its 200-day moving average is $63.31.

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VNTV has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vantiv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 price objective on shares of Vantiv in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. Guggenheim raised shares of Vantiv from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $66.00 to $73.00 in a report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub raised shares of Vantiv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $66.00 price objective on shares of Vantiv in a report on Thursday, June 1st. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $67.79.

In related news, insider Matt Taylor sold 11,622 shares of the company’s 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 completion of the sale, the insider now owns 64,269 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,057,944.66. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.27% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV)

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