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VNTV

Vantiv

$63.53

-1.66 (-2.55%)

08:34
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Vantiv shares viewed as good value at Baird

Baird analyst David Koning noted Vantiv responded to yesterday's negative report on pricing and still views the shares as a good value. He admitted pricing comparisons are difficult to assess as client size could be bigger and products could be better. The analyst has also stated in the past that pricing is a mild long-term industry risk, but noted it has been quite stable over the past 10 years. Koning reiterated his Outperform rating and $72 price target on Vantiv shares.

VNTV Vantiv
$63.53

-1.66 (-2.55%)

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RHCO
07/17/17
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Hold
Vantiv should be held amid pricing concerns, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey recommends holding shares of Vantiv (VNTV) on any weakness surrounding a negative report highlighting the company's pricing practices. The analyst recommends adding to positions in Global Payments (GPN) and First Data (FDC). Vantiv and its Mercury unit have been aggressive on pricing, but the practices are tied to value-added technology, not an effort to confuse merchants, Jeffrey tells investors in a research note. The analyst also feels the accusations are "impossible to substantiate." He adds that Global Payments and First Data have not pursued pricing practices similar to Vantiv/Mercury. Jeffrey has a Hold rating on Vantiv. The shares are down 3% to $63.21 after Capitol Forum questioned the company's "deceptive" billings practices.
07/17/17
GUGG
07/17/17
UPGRADE
Target $73
GUGG
Buy
Vantiv upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Jeff Cantwell upgraded Vantiv to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $73 from $66.
07/13/17
KEYB
07/13/17
UPGRADE
Target $70
KEYB
Overweight
Vantiv upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Josh Beck upgraded Vantiv to Overweight with a $70 price target. A deep dive analysis into the acquisition of Wordpay indicates a $300M synergy opportunity with $3B-plus value creation, Beck tells investors in a research note. He believes year two of the deal could offer a middle- to high-single-digit percentage earnings accretion. The analyst has a $100 bull case for Vantiv shares.
07/06/17
CHLM
07/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $74
CHLM
Buy
Vantiv proposed Worlday acquisition looks accretive, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Brad Berning believes a potential Vantiv/Worldpay combination would be 5% accretive to Vantiv's non-GAAP EPS after cost savings, and 11% accretive on EV/EBITDA valuation. Further, the analyst says that strategically Worldpay makes sense to drive a larger allocation to eCommerce, expand internationally to the U.K., increase U.S. exposure, and reduce big box exposure mix. He reiterates a Buy rating and $74 price target on Vantiv's shares.

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