Wall Street brokerages forecast that WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) will report $0.50 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Eight analysts have provided estimates for WNS (Holdings) Limited’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.53 and the lowest is $0.46. WNS (Holdings) Limited reported earnings of $0.49 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, January 18th.

On average, analysts expect that WNS (Holdings) Limited will report full-year earnings of $2.02 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.98 to $2.06. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $2.23 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.15 to $2.31. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for WNS (Holdings) Limited.

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

Several brokerages have issued reports on WNS. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “strong-buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target (up from $42.00) on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Loop Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price target (up from $41.00) on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Monday, October 30th. Barrington Research lifted their target price on WNS (Holdings) Limited from $40.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their target price on WNS (Holdings) Limited from $43.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Thirteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $42.33.

WNS (NYSE WNS) traded up $0.39 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $40.39. 172,849 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 200,947. The stock has a market cap of $2,010.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.57, a PEG ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a quick ratio of 2.37, a current ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. WNS has a 1-year low of $24.82 and a 1-year high of $41.82.

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Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of WNS. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 5.9% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 112,929 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $4,122,000 after purchasing an additional 6,329 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 31.5% during the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 19,134 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $698,000 after buying an additional 4,584 shares during the last quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 30.2% during the third quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 17,606 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $642,000 after buying an additional 4,088 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 6.0% during the third quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 83,576 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,051,000 after buying an additional 4,701 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pier Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited during the third quarter valued at about $5,504,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.22% 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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