California Public Employees Retirement System lowered its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) Ltd. (NYSE:WNS) by 13.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 133,200 shares of the company’s stock after selling 21,500 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned about 0.26% of WNS (Holdings) worth $3,989,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of WNS. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its position in WNS (Holdings) by 22.2% in the third quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 14,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $428,000 after buying an additional 2,600 shares in the last quarter. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC increased its position in WNS (Holdings) by 9.9% in the third quarter. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC now owns 551,333 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,512,000 after buying an additional 49,632 shares in the last quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. increased its position in WNS (Holdings) by 1.1% in the third quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. now owns 8,679 shares of the company’s stock worth $260,000 after buying an additional 97 shares in the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in WNS (Holdings) during the third quarter worth about $4,908,000. Finally, First Mercantile Trust Co. increased its position in WNS (Holdings) by 6.6% in the third quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 4,690 shares of the company’s stock worth $140,000 after buying an additional 290 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.48% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for WNS (Holdings) (NYSE:WNS)

WNS (NYSE:WNS) traded down 0.78% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $25.50. 207,277 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $1.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.03 and a beta of 1.06. WNS has a one year low of $25.01 and a one year high of $32.82. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $26.99 and a 200-day moving average price of $28.56.

WNS (Holdings) (NYSE:WNS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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 business had revenue of $143.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $138.06 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.51 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that WNS will post $1.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of brokerages have weighed in on WNS. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of WNS (Holdings) from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $30.00 price objective on shares of WNS (Holdings) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 20th. Robert W. Baird upped their price objective on shares of WNS (Holdings) from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. upgraded shares of WNS (Holdings) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $31.00 to $36.00 in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.43.

About WNS (Holdings)

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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