Today’s Stock On Watch: Institutional Investors Are Dumping Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV)

December 1, 2016 - By Linda Rogers   ·   0 Comments

Today's Stock On Watch: Institutional Investors Are Dumping Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV)

Sentiment for Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV)

Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2016. Its down -0.23, from 1.11 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 177 funds started new and increased stock positions, while 159 sold and reduced their stock positions in Vantiv Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now have: 147.19 million shares, down from 147.75 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of funds holding Vantiv Inc in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 5 to 5 for the same number . Sold All: 35 Reduced: 124 Increased: 128 New Position: 49.

Vantiv, Inc. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $10.81 billion. The Firm conducts its activities through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC (Vantiv Holding). It has a 51.57 P/E ratio. The Firm is a payment processor, merchant acquirer and personal identification number (PIN) debit acquirer.

The stock closed at $56.43 during the last session. It is down 2.06% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.86% the S&P500.

Analysts await Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.69 EPS, up 11.29% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.62 per share. VNTV’s profit will be $132.18 million for 20.45 P/E if the $0.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual EPS reported by Vantiv Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.43% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Vantiv, Inc. is an integrated payment processor engaged in providing advanced technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions. The Company operates in two segments: Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv offers acquiring and processing transactions, value-added services, merchant services and reporting for electronic payment transactions. It also provides card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine driving, network gateway and switching services. Vantiv, Inc. is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.”

Tiger Eye Capital Llc holds 3.96% of its portfolio in Vantiv Inc for 497,820 shares. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc Id owns 538,149 shares or 3.5% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Crosslink Capital Inc has 3.17% invested in the company for 311,015 shares. The New York-based Train Babcock Advisors Llc has invested 2.72% in the stock. Navellier & Associates Inc, a Nevada-based fund reported 302,228 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $299.92 million net activity.

Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 55% of Vantiv Inc’s analysts are positive. Out of 20 Wall Street analysts rating Vantiv Inc, 11 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 9 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $36.0 while the high is $63. The stock’s average target of $54.94 is -2.64% below today’s ($56.43) share price. VNTV was included in 33 notes of analysts from July 31, 2015. The rating was downgraded by Wood on Tuesday, October 6 to “Market Perform”. The stock of Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 8 by SunTrust. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Barclays Capital. Suntrust Robinson upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, January 8 report. Wedbush initiated Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) rating on Friday, September 9. Wedbush has “Neutral” rating and $60 price target. The stock of Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, April 15 by Compass Point. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, August 14 report. Barclays Capital downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, July 29 report. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $63 target price in Tuesday, August 2 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by Oppenheimer on Thursday, July 30.

VNTV Company Profile

Vantiv, Inc. (Vantiv), incorporated on March 25, 2009, is a holding company. The Firm conducts its activities through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC (Vantiv Holding). The Firm is a payment processor, merchant acquirer and personal identification number (PIN) debit acquirer. The Firm operates through two divisions: Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The Firm provides services to merchants and financial institutions. The Firm offers payment processing services that enable its clients to meet their payment processing needs through a single provider, including in omni-channel environments that span point-of-sale, e-commerce and mobile devices. The Company’s value-added services include security solutions and fraud management, information solutions, and interchange management. It also provides critical payment services to financial institutions, such as card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine (ATM) driving, and network gateway and switching services.

More recent Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Vantiv Announces Agreement to Acquire Moneris Solutions USA” on November 10, 2016. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “Fifth Third selling Vantiv stock, giving up board seat” on November 22, 2016. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Millennials Dominate Peak Shopping Days, While Baby Boomers and Retirees Avoid …” with publication date: November 21, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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