News stories about WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WNS (Holdings) Limited earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 50 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

WNS (WNS) traded up 2.83% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $35.62. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 611,448 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average is $33.90 and its 200 day moving average is $30.95. The company has a market cap of $1.80 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.58 and a beta of 0.97. WNS has a one year low of $24.82 and a one year high of $36.07.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The business services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.45. WNS (Holdings) Limited had a return on equity of 18.73% and a net margin of 6.66%. The firm had revenue of $175.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.73 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.45 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that WNS will post $1.99 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on WNS. Zacks Investment Research lowered WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 27th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Bank of America Corporation boosted their target price on WNS (Holdings) Limited from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Maxim Group set a $38.00 target price on WNS (Holdings) Limited and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $39.00 target price on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $38.27.

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About WNS (Holdings) Limited

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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