ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) EVP Vivek Jetley sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.80, for a total value of $143,600.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 35,633 shares in the company, valued at $2,558,449.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of EXLS stock traded up $0.88 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $71.93. 194,700 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 148,290. ExlService Holdings, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $53.97 and a fifty-two week high of $72.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 2.69 and a quick ratio of 2.69. The stock’s fifty day moving average is $70.14 and its two-hundred day moving average is $67.78. The company has a market cap of $2.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.14, a P/E/G ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 1.03.

ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 29th. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.75 by $0.09. ExlService had a net margin of 5.17% and a return on equity of 13.56%. The business had revenue of $251.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $256.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.71 earnings per share. ExlService’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts anticipate that ExlService Holdings, Inc. will post 2.36 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of EXLS. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its holdings in ExlService by 100.5% during the 3rd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 391 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $26,000 after buying an additional 196 shares in the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in ExlService by 183.3% during the 2nd quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 3,332 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $221,000 after buying an additional 7,332 shares in the last quarter. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc acquired a new position in ExlService during the 3rd quarter worth $241,000. Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in ExlService during the 4th quarter worth $274,000. Finally, AE Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in ExlService during the 3rd quarter worth $277,000. 92.57% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on EXLS. Wells Fargo & Co cut ExlService from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $72.00 price target for the company. in a report on Thursday, January 9th. BidaskClub lowered ExlService from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut ExlService from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 4th. ValuEngine lowered ExlService from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Finally, Citigroup lifted their price target on ExlService from $64.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $72.00.

ExlService Company Profile

ExlService Holdings, Inc provides operations management and analytics services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company offers business process management (BPM) services to the insurance industry in the areas of claims processing, subrogation, premium and benefit administration, agency management, account reconciliation, policy research, underwriting support, new business processing, policy servicing, premium audit, surveys, billing and collection, commercial and residential survey, and customer services.

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