Wall Street analysts forecast that WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) will report earnings of $0.41 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Eight analysts have made estimates for WNS (Holdings) Limited’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.39 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.42. WNS (Holdings) Limited posted earnings per share of $0.33 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 24.2%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, October 19th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that WNS (Holdings) Limited will report full-year earnings of $1.63 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.57 to $1.67. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $1.84 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.77 to $1.93. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover WNS (Holdings) Limited.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The business services provider reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45. The firm had revenue of $175.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $162.73 million. WNS (Holdings) Limited had a net margin of 6.66% and a return on equity of 18.73%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.45 EPS.

Several analysts have recently commented on WNS shares. Maxim Group set a $38.00 price objective on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Cowen and Company upgraded shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 24th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $38.50.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 55.8% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 309,895 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $8,866,000 after buying an additional 111,001 shares in the last quarter. Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 10.2% in the first quarter. Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC now owns 464,971 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $13,303,000 after buying an additional 43,140 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 36.0% in the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 147,334 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $4,215,000 after buying an additional 38,984 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Invictus RG bought a new stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited during the first quarter worth about $317,000. Institutional investors own 86.78% of the company’s stock.

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WNS (NYSE WNS) opened at 34.70 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.43 and a beta of 0.97. WNS has a 52-week low of $24.82 and a 52-week high of $36.07. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $34.39 and its 200-day moving average is $31.23.

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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