WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) shares rose 6.3% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $28.12 and last traded at $28.09, with a volume of 195,104 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $26.43.

WNS has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 30th. Barrington Research initiated coverage on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Thursday, April 7th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $39.00 price target on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $33.00 to $36.00 in a report on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Cowen and Company initiated coverage on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Wednesday. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. WNS (Holdings) Limited has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $36.14.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $28.60 and its 200-day moving average is $29.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.42 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.12.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 14th. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.42 earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $148 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $135.19 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that WNS will post $1.86 EPS for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WNS. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA purchased a new stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $3,065,000. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in shares of 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 valued at $5,212,000 after buying an additional 17,700 shares during the last quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of 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 valued at $5,386,000 after buying an additional 78,700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 192.7% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 240,793 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,510,000 after buying an additional 158,532 shares during 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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