Could Vantiv Inc Decline After Today’s Tip From Option Traders?

 Could Vantiv Inc Decline After Today's Tip From Option Traders?

In today’s session Vantiv Inc (VNTV) registered an unusually high (2,152) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 call, expecting serious VNTV increase. With 2,152 contracts traded and 204 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: VNTV161216C00065000 closed last at: $0.35 or 30% down. About 59,705 shares traded hands. Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) has risen 9.76% since April 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.80% the S&P500.

Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) Ratings Coverage

Out of 20 analysts covering Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV), 11 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 9 “Hold”. This means 55% are positive. $63 is the highest target while $36.0 is the lowest. The $54.94 average target is -5.46% below today’s ($58.11) stock price. Vantiv Inc has been the topic of 33 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded it to “Mkt Perform” rating and $49 target price in Tuesday, October 6 report. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, July 29 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Negative” rating by Susquehanna given on Tuesday, August 25. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Wednesday, August 5. The rating was downgraded by Topeka Capital Markets on Thursday, October 29 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 8 by Suntrust Robinson. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of VNTV in a report on Thursday, March 24 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by SunTrust to “Buy” on Friday, January 8. William Blair initiated Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) on Tuesday, April 19 with “Outperform” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, April 15 by Compass Point.

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.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 1.13 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, as 35 funds sold all Vantiv Inc shares owned while 124 reduced positions. 49 funds bought stakes while 128 increased positions. They now own 147.19 million shares or 0.38% less from 147.75 million shares in 2016Q1.
The Wisconsin-based State Of Wisconsin Investment Board has invested 0.04% in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV). Hennessy Advsr Inc, a California-based fund reported 25,000 shares. Renaissance Techs Limited Liability accumulated 0.05% or 449,000 shares. Empire Mgmt Lc has 1.25% invested in the company for 15,000 shares. Utah Retirement owns 28,300 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership has 0% invested in the company for 1,725 shares. Blackrock accumulated 164,893 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Daiwa Securities Group Inc reported 16,150 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) for 360,481 shares. Tiger Eye Ltd Liability Corp reported 497,820 shares or 3.96% of all its holdings. Mckinley Mngmt Limited Liability Company Delaware holds 0.32% or 116,973 shares in its portfolio. Dimensional Fund L P owns 619,830 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) for 145,820 shares. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV). Weiss Multi has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV).

Insider Transactions: Since July 15, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $16.54 million net activity. Shares for $5.66 million were sold by Drucker Charles on Wednesday, October 19. Thompson Christopher A sold $117,919 worth of stock or 2,188 shares. $684,536 worth of Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) shares were sold by TAYLOR MATT.

Vantiv, Inc. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $11.04 billion. The Firm conducts its activities through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC (Vantiv Holding). It has a 53.11 P/E ratio. The Firm is a payment processor, merchant acquirer and personal identification number (PIN) debit acquirer.

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 Unveils Two New Products at Money20/20: triPOS Mobile and triPOS Cloud” on October 24, 2016. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Vantiv Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results” on October 26, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Vantiv Inc (VNTV) President & CEO Charles Drucker Sold $5.7 million of Shares” with publication date: October 22, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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