Brokerages predict that WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.49 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Eight analysts have issued estimates for WNS (Holdings) Limited’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.48 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.50. WNS (Holdings) Limited posted earnings per share of $0.42 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 16.7%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report before the market opens on Friday, October 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that WNS (Holdings) Limited will report full-year earnings of $1.99 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.93 to $2.03. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $2.21 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.12 to $2.25. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover WNS (Holdings) Limited.

Several research analysts have commented on WNS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Barrington Research raised their target price on WNS (Holdings) Limited from $38.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Citigroup Inc. raised their target price on WNS (Holdings) Limited from $38.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 target price on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 target price on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a research note on Monday, October 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.67.

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WNS (NYSE:WNS) traded down 0.85% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $37.16. 80,218 shares of the company traded hands. WNS has a one year low of $24.82 and a one year high of $38.24. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $36.64 and a 200-day moving average price of $34.09. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 46.51 and a beta of 0.98.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of WNS. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 5.1% in the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 89,717 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,567,000 after buying an additional 4,342 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 24.3% in the 1st quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 219,501 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,281,000 after buying an additional 42,923 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 3.3% in the 1st 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 last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 28.0% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 7,860 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $224,000 after buying an additional 1,720 shares during the last quarter. Finally, UBS Group AG lifted its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 12.3% in the 1st quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 59,086 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,690,000 after buying an additional 6,478 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.66% of the company’s stock.

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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