Ativo Capital Management LLC continued to hold its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 39,443 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Ativo Capital Management LLC owned about 0.08% of WNS (Holdings) Limited worth $1,087,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. First Mercantile Trust Co. boosted its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 6.6% in the third quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 4,690 shares of the company’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 290 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited during the third quarter valued at about $178,000. Bailard Inc. purchased a new position in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited during the third quarter valued at about $210,000. 1st Global Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 1.1% in the third quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. now owns 8,679 shares of the company’s stock valued at $260,000 after buying an additional 97 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Lazard Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 2.8% in the third quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 10,981 shares of the company’s stock valued at $328,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. 87.95% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS)

WNS (NYSE:WNS) traded up 0.35% during trading on Thursday, reaching $28.41. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 385,623 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $28.19 and a 200-day moving average price of $28.05. WNS has a 52 week low of $24.82 and a 52 week high of $32.82. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.83 and a beta of 0.96.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 19th. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.07. The company earned $139.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $137.65 million. WNS (Holdings) Limited had a return on equity of 19.83% and a net margin of 10.02%. The business’s revenue was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.50 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that WNS will post $1.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several brokerages recently issued reports on WNS. Zacks Investment Research raised WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 22nd. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $30.00 price objective on WNS (Holdings) Limited and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 20th. Finally, Loop Capital began coverage on WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Tuesday, January 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 price objective for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.57.

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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