Equities research analysts expect that WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) will announce earnings per share of $0.50 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Eight analysts have issued estimates for WNS’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.53 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.46. WNS reported earnings per share of $0.49 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 18th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that WNS will report full-year earnings of $2.02 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.98 to $2.06. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $2.24 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.15 to $2.31. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover WNS.

WNS (NYSE:WNS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.04. WNS had a net margin of 7.24% and a return on equity of 19.23%. The firm had revenue of $182.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $175.36 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.42 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 26.9% compared to the same quarter last year.

WNS has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of WNS in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price target on shares of WNS in a report on Friday, October 27th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of WNS in a report on Friday, October 27th. Citigroup increased their price target on shares of WNS from $40.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of WNS in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. WNS has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $43.38.

Shares of WNS (NYSE WNS) traded up $0.55 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $39.69. 656,955 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 435,125. WNS has a 12-month low of $26.68 and a 12-month high of $42.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,984.48, a P/E ratio of 42.68, a PEG ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 2.37 and a quick ratio of 2.37.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of WNS. OLD National Bancorp IN purchased a new position in WNS during the third quarter valued at $202,000. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in shares of WNS in the third quarter worth about $210,000. 1st Global Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of WNS in the second quarter worth about $223,000. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of WNS by 731.2% in the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 6,417 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $234,000 after buying an additional 5,645 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Financial Counselors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of WNS in the second quarter worth about $236,000. 85.95% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About WNS

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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