WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by stock analysts at Cowen and Company in a report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $42.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock. Cowen and Company’s price target suggests a potential upside of 11.94% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other analysts have also issued reports on the company. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Wednesday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research lowered WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. BidaskClub raised WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Wedbush began coverage on WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $42.00 price target for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. WNS (Holdings) Limited presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $39.33.

WNS (NYSE WNS) opened at 37.52 on Thursday. WNS has a 52 week low of $24.82 and a 52 week high of $37.76. The company has a market cap of $1.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 46.96 and a beta of 0.98. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $36.08 and a 200 day moving average price of $33.53.

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

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 3.3% during the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 10,905 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $312,000 after buying an additional 344 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 6.4% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 8,360 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $288,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 0.3% during the second quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 718,124 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $24,675,000 after buying an additional 2,124 shares during the last quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP boosted its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 2.3% during the second quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 100,566 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,455,000 after buying an additional 2,266 shares during the last quarter. Finally, United Capital Financial Advisers LLC boosted its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 3.0% during the first quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC now owns 78,191 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,237,000 after buying an additional 2,283 shares during the last quarter. 86.23% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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