PT in Focus: Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV), The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO)

Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 1.77. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV). The highest current target is $74. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $60. The consensus target price is currently noted at $67.562. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $0.78. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-07-27. Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $0.63 for the quarter ending 2017-03-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 3.28%.

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 2.67. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). The highest current target is $50. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $40. The consensus target price is currently noted at $45. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $0.57. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-07-26. The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $0.43 for the quarter ending 2017-03-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of -2.27%.

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