Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) Stock Price
Media stories about WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WNS (Holdings) Limited earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1815526499514 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Wedbush assumed coverage on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $42.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub cut shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a research 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 company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. WNS (Holdings) Limited presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $38.50.
Shares of WNS (NYSE:WNS) traded up 0.49% on Friday, reaching $34.87. 95,692 shares of the company were exchanged. WNS has a 1-year low of $24.82 and a 1-year high of $36.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.76 billion, a PE ratio of 43.64 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $34.43 and a 200 day moving average price of $31.27.
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The business services provider reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.45. The company had revenue of $175.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.73 million. WNS (Holdings) Limited had a return on equity of 18.73% and a net margin of 6.66%. The business’s revenue was up 18.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.45 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that WNS will post $1.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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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.
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