Shares of WNS (Holdings) Ltd. (NYSE:WNS) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $34.80.

Several brokerages recently commented on WNS. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of WNS (Holdings) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 9th. Robert W. Baird boosted their price objective on shares of WNS (Holdings) from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. SunTrust Banks Inc. raised shares of WNS (Holdings) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $31.00 to $36.00 in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $30.00 price objective on shares of WNS (Holdings) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 20th. Finally, Cowen and Company assumed coverage on shares of WNS (Holdings) in a research report on Wednesday, July 20th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock.

WNS (NYSE:WNS) opened at 25.79 on Thursday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $27.85 and its 200-day moving average is $28.88. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.31 billion, a PE ratio of 24.31 and a beta of 1.06. WNS has a 52-week low of $25.01 and a 52-week high of $32.92.

WNS (Holdings) (NYSE:WNS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.04. WNS (Holdings) had a return on equity of 20.23% and a net margin of 9.64%. The firm earned $143.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $138.06 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.51 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that WNS will post $1.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WNS. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) by 9.0% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,227,599 shares of the company’s stock worth $141,145,000 after buying an additional 431,254 shares during the last quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) by 17.9% in the third quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 2,344,060 shares of the company’s stock worth $70,205,000 after buying an additional 356,360 shares during the last quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) by 1.9% in the second quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 2,156,636 shares of the company’s stock worth $58,229,000 after buying an additional 40,399 shares during the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) by 2.3% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 2,038,077 shares of the company’s stock worth $62,446,000 after buying an additional 45,515 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) by 3.7% in the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 1,916,440 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,745,000 after buying an additional 69,158 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.35% of the company’s stock.

WNS (Holdings) Company Profile

WNS (Holdings) Limited is a global provider of business process management (BPM) services. The Company offers data, voice, analytical and business transformation services. The Company’s segments include WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. Its operating segments include travel, insurance, banking and financial services, healthcare, utilities, retail and consumer products groups, auto claims and others.

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