Headlines about Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vantiv earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8566163135842 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities analysts have weighed in on VNTV shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target on shares of Vantiv in a report on Friday, October 13th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Vantiv from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 price target on shares of Vantiv in a report on Thursday, October 26th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of Vantiv in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Bank of America Corporation started coverage on shares of Vantiv in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $75.96.

Vantiv (VNTV) traded up $1.30 during trading on Thursday, reaching $70.27. 2,104,195 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,910,664. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,500.00, a P/E ratio of 23.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.56. 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 52 week low of $54.38 and a 52 week high of $73.14.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $551.77 million. Vantiv had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 41.19%. Vantiv’s revenue was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.71 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Vantiv will post 3.15 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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