Vantiv Reaches New 52-Week High (VNTV)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Vantiv (NYSE: VNTV) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $26.87, above its previous 52-week high of $26.84 with 458,406 shares traded as of 1:46 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Vantiv has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Vantiv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. You can view the full Vantiv Ratings Report.

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