Legal & General Group Plc held its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc’s holdings in WNS (Holdings) Limited were worth $275,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 4.5% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 2,229,462 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $63,784,000 after buying an additional 96,100 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 46.8% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 1,358,337 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $38,862,000 after buying an additional 433,104 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 6.9% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,149,478 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $32,886,000 after buying an additional 74,076 shares during the period. Elk Creek Partners LLC boosted its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 2.2% in the first quarter. Elk Creek Partners LLC now owns 1,125,417 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $32,198,000 after buying an additional 24,053 shares during the period. Finally, Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel LLC boosted its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 44.3% in the first quarter. Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel LLC now owns 1,004,750 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $28,746,000 after buying an additional 308,565 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 86.78% of the company’s stock.

Shares of WNS (NYSE:WNS) opened at 35.06 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $34.34 and its 200 day moving average is $31.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.77 billion, a PE ratio of 43.88 and a beta of 0.97. WNS has a 12 month low of $24.82 and a 12 month high of $35.37.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The business services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.45. The firm had revenue of $175.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $162.73 million. WNS (Holdings) Limited had a net margin of 6.66% and a return on equity of 18.73%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.45 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that WNS will post $1.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several analysts have commented on WNS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Barrington Research boosted their price target on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from $38.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price target on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from $38.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Cowen and Company upgraded shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $38.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $38.50.

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

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