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) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Vantiv fell $0.53 (-1.7%) to $30.22 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,428,553 shares of Vantiv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,497,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $30.01-$30.98 after having opened the day at $30.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.75. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were:
), down 11.2%,
), down 9.8%,
), down 8.8% and
), down 7.8%.
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Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 50.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet.
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On the positive front,
), up 12.2%,
), up 9.4%,
), up 7.6% and
), up 7.0% , were all gainers within the diversified services industry with
) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.
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