WNS (Holdings) Ltd. (NYSE:WNS) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages
Shares of WNS (Holdings) Ltd. (NYSE:WNS) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the thirteen analysts that are covering the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $35.83.
WNS has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WNS (Holdings) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. Robert W. Baird upgraded WNS (Holdings) from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of WNS (Holdings) in a research report on Saturday, July 9th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of WNS (Holdings) in a research report on Sunday, July 17th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating on shares of WNS (Holdings) in a research report on Sunday, July 17th.
WNS (NYSE:WNS) traded down 1.28% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $28.56. The stock had a trading volume of 74,202 shares. WNS has a 1-year low of $25.01 and a 1-year high of $34.37. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $29.61 and its 200-day moving average is $29.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.45 billion, a PE ratio of 25.73 and a beta of 0.85.
WNS (Holdings) (NYSE:WNS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 14th. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $148 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $135.19 million. WNS (Holdings) had a return on equity of 21.83% and a net margin of 10.30%. The company’s revenue was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.42 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that WNS will post $1.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Huntington National Bank purchased a new position in WNS (Holdings) during the second quarter worth approximately $135,000. Lazard Asset Management LLC boosted its position in WNS (Holdings) by 86.0% in the first quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 8,529 shares of the company’s stock worth $261,000 after buying an additional 3,943 shares during the last quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. boosted its position in WNS (Holdings) by 3.2% in the second quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. now owns 8,582 shares of the company’s stock worth $232,000 after buying an additional 265 shares during the last quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP purchased a new position in WNS (Holdings) during the second quarter worth approximately $247,000. Finally, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. purchased a new position in WNS (Holdings) during the first quarter worth approximately $342,000. Institutional investors own 88.06% of the company’s stock.
WNS (Holdings) Company Profile
WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) is engaged in providing business process management (BPM) services. The Company offers data, voice, analytical and business transformation services. The Company operates through two business segments: WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. The WNS Global BPM segment is delivered out of the Company’s delivery centers in China, Costa Rica, India, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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