Analyst Ratings for Vantiv Inc. (VNTV)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Vantiv Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, VNTV was issued an average rating of Overweight.

16 analysts declared VNTV a buy, 3 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

VNTV was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 76, implying a possible profit of 18.71 percent. The lowest price target was 60, implying a possible loss of -6.28 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.32 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.15 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of VNTV's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 147.08 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of VNTV is 0.35.

VNTV has traded between a high of 66.24 and a low of 52.45 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 22.06 percent, and below the high by 3.35 percent. VNTV has a price/earnings ratio of 51.22. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VNTV value stock report compares VNTV to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of VNTV is $12.69 billion. VNTV's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.