Shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) were down 2.7% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $26.82 and last traded at $26.91, with a volume of 216,708 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $27.65.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on WNS. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 30th. Barrington Research began coverage on WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Thursday, April 7th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $39.00 price target on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price target for the company from $33.00 to $36.00 in a report on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Tuesday, May 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.25.

The stock has a market capitalization of $1.34 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.73. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $28.93 and its 200 day moving average is $29.40.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 14th. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.01. The company earned $148 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $135.19 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that WNS will post $1.92 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in WNS. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA bought a new stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited during the fourth quarter worth approximately $3,065,000. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 11.8% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 167,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,212,000 after buying an additional 17,700 shares in the last quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC increased its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 83.7% in the fourth quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC now owns 172,675 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,386,000 after buying an additional 78,700 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 192.7% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 240,793 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,510,000 after buying an additional 158,532 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Todd Asset Management LLC increased its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Todd Asset Management LLC now owns 430,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,439,000 after buying an additional 2,395 shares in the last quarter.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) is engaged in providing business process management (BPM) services. The Company offers data, voice, analytical and business transformation services. The Company operates through two business segments: WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. The WNS Global BPM segment is delivered out of the Company’s delivery centers in China, Costa Rica, India, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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