$0.78 EPS Expected for Vantiv (VNTV), Paylocity Holding (PCTY) Shorts Lowered By 10.97%

July 17, 2017 - By Peter Kolinski

Analysts expect Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) to report $0.78 EPS on July, 27.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 16.42% from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. VNTV’s profit would be $155.88M giving it 20.91 P/E if the $0.78 EPS is correct. After having $0.63 EPS previously, Vantiv Inc’s analysts see 23.81% EPS growth. About 487,410 shares traded. Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) has risen 14.83% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.87% the S&P500.

Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY) had a decrease of 10.97% in short interest. PCTY’s SI was 2.25M shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 10.97% from 2.52 million shares previously. With 303,300 avg volume, 7 days are for Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY)’s short sellers to cover PCTY’s short positions. The SI to Paylocity Holding Corporation’s float is 8.43%. About 30,887 shares traded. Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ:PCTY) has risen 26.16% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.46% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Paylocity had 24 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Tuesday, September 20 by Pacific Crest. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 29 report. Robert W. Baird initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $44.0 target in Thursday, January 7 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Tuesday, March 8. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 28 to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, May 6. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Northland Capital given on Friday, November 20. The rating was maintained by Northland Capital on Friday, November 6 with “Outperform”. Oppenheimer initiated the stock with “Perform” rating in Friday, December 2 report. The rating was initiated by UBS with “Neutral” on Tuesday, April 19.

Paylocity Holding Corporation is a cloud well-known provider of payroll and human capital management , software solutions for medium-sized organizations. The company has market cap of $2.45 billion. The Company’s services are provided in a software-as-a-service delivery model utilizing its cloud platform. It has a 555.78 P/E ratio. The cloud platform provides a suite of applications using a multi-tenant architecture.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.44 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.28, from 1.16 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 24 investors sold Paylocity Holding Corp shares while 31 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 27.15 million shares or 0.66% less from 27.33 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 1.92M were reported by Vanguard Grp Incorporated Inc. Polar Capital Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.04% or 77,296 shares in its portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advsrs stated it has 13,699 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 116,205 were accumulated by State Common Retirement Fund. Moreover, Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 0% invested in Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ:PCTY) for 769 shares. Wellington Mngmt Group Llp invested in 464,178 shares or 0% of the stock. Da Davidson Company holds 6,667 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 893,716 were reported by Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership. Manufacturers Life Ins The invested 0% in Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ:PCTY). Renaissance Technology Limited owns 0% invested in Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ:PCTY) for 67,900 shares. Archford Cap Strategies Ltd Llc accumulated 0.24% or 18,880 shares. Huntington Bancorporation holds 525 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Wealthtrust reported 285 shares. Td Asset Management has 0% invested in Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ:PCTY) for 89,800 shares. Blackrock Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 40,529 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Among 27 analysts covering Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Vantiv Inc had 51 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets initiated Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) rating on Friday, January 6. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $69 target. CLSA downgraded the shares of VNTV in report on Friday, July 29 to “Outperform” rating. The company was initiated on Thursday, March 24 by Sterne Agee CRT. Wedbush initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, September 9 report. As per Friday, January 8, the company rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson. The stock of Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 5. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Wood. On Wednesday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”.

Since January 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $17.64 million activity. Drucker Charles also sold $9.75 million worth of Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) shares. Martin Kimberly also sold $317,295 worth of Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) shares. The insider Thompson Christopher A sold $160,458. $733,857 worth of Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) shares were sold by TAYLOR MATT. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $928,551 was made by Heimbouch Mark L on Monday, May 1. 53,855 shares valued at $3.54M were sold by Cole Royal on Wednesday, March 1.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 31 investors sold Vantiv Inc shares while 131 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 154.32 million shares or 5.02% more from 146.95 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Lc reported 548,216 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV). Alyeska Investment Gp Ltd Partnership reported 1.17M shares stake. Select Equity Group Limited Partnership stated it has 1.20 million shares or 0% of all its holdings. Caprock stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV). Laurion Mngmt L P holds 0.02% or 33,000 shares in its portfolio. Strs Ohio has invested 0.16% in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV). 48,005 were reported by Gulf Bank (Uk). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Limited holds 0.01% or 11,180 shares in its portfolio. Duncker Streett & Incorporated invested in 0% or 250 shares. Wellington Management Grp Inc Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) for 5.59 million shares. Quantitative Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.22% or 144,900 shares in its portfolio. Sei invested in 221,922 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Services Automobile Association has invested 0.04% in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV). Finemark Retail Bank & accumulated 171 shares.

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