Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact WNS (NYSE:WNS) Share Price

Headlines about WNS (NYSE:WNS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WNS earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.048298047525 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

WNS (NYSE WNS) traded up $0.70 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $41.13. The company had a trading volume of 118,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 321,400. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a quick ratio of 2.37 and a current ratio of 2.37. WNS has a 12 month low of $26.86 and a 12 month high of $42.36. The company has a market cap of $2,070.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.01.

WNS (NYSE:WNS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $182.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $175.36 million. WNS had a return on equity of 19.23% and a net margin of 7.24%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that WNS will post 1.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

WNS has been the topic of several research reports. ValuEngine lowered WNS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Needham & Company LLC boosted their target price on WNS from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WNS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Loop Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 target price (up from $41.00) on shares of WNS in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Citigroup boosted their target price on WNS from $40.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $43.38.

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About WNS

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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