ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd Invests $350,000 in WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS)

ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNSGet Rating) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 4,105 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $350,000.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Morgan Stanley raised its position in WNS by 96.9% in the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 176,555 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $14,442,000 after purchasing an additional 86,877 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC raised its holdings in shares of WNS by 27.0% in the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 6,556 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $536,000 after buying an additional 1,393 shares during the period. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of WNS by 2.0% during the 4th quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 11,825 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,043,000 after acquiring an additional 230 shares during the last quarter. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. boosted its holdings in WNS by 7.9% during the 4th quarter. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. now owns 458,511 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $40,449,000 after acquiring an additional 33,725 shares during the period. Finally, Pendal Group Ltd grew its position in WNS by 39.6% in the 4th quarter. Pendal Group Ltd now owns 58,419 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $5,154,000 after acquiring an additional 16,571 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 97.73% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:WNS opened at $76.46 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 2.46 and a current ratio of 2.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.41, a P/E/G ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 1.36. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $73.56 and its 200-day simple moving average is $81.41. WNS has a fifty-two week low of $67.07 and a fifty-two week high of $91.48.

WNS (NYSE:WNSGet Rating) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 21st. The business services provider reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.11. WNS had a net margin of 11.90% and a return on equity of 20.26%. The company had revenue of $275.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $265.54 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.57 earnings per share. WNS’s revenue was up 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts forecast that WNS will post 2.97 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on WNS shares. Barrington Research lowered their price target on WNS from $104.00 to $97.00 in a report on Friday, April 22nd. StockNews.com initiated coverage on shares of WNS in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Cowen cut their target price on shares of WNS from $100.00 to $98.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 22nd. Finally, Cowen lowered their price target on shares of WNS from $100.00 to $98.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, April 22nd. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $99.83.

About WNS (Get Rating)

WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management (BPM) company, provides data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide. The company operates through two segments, WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. It offers industry-specific services to clients primarily in insurance; diversified businesses, including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, media and entertainment, and telecommunication; travel and leisure; healthcare; utilities; shipping and logistics; consulting and professional services; and banking and financial services.

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