WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $38.56.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Wedbush assumed coverage on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $42.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Bank of America Corporation raised their target price on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lifted their price target on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from $38.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 21st.

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Shares of WNS (WNS) opened at 35.13 on Tuesday. WNS has a 1-year low of $24.82 and a 1-year high of $36.07. The stock has a market cap of $1.78 billion, a PE ratio of 43.97 and a beta of 0.97. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $34.67 and its 200-day moving average is $31.57.

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

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of WNS. Stifel Financial Corp increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 3.3% in the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 10,905 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $312,000 after buying an additional 344 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 6.4% in the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 8,360 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $288,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 0.3% in the second quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 718,124 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $24,675,000 after buying an additional 2,124 shares during the period. OxFORD Asset Management LLP increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 2.3% in the second quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 100,566 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,455,000 after buying an additional 2,266 shares during the period. Finally, United Capital Financial Advisers LLC increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 3.0% in the first quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC now owns 78,191 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,237,000 after buying an additional 2,283 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.75% of the company’s stock.

WNS (Holdings) Limited 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.

Analyst Recommendations for WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS)

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