3,696 Shares in WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) Bought by Farmer Steven Patrick

Farmer Steven Patrick bought a new stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNSGet Rating) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 3,696 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $276,000.

Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Bank of America Corp DE grew its position in WNS by 7.0% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 158,047 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $13,512,000 after acquiring an additional 10,305 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada raised its holdings in WNS by 11.6% during the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 301,727 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $25,795,000 after buying an additional 31,294 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of WNS by 243.9% during the 1st quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 26,403 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,257,000 after acquiring an additional 18,725 shares in the last quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors increased its holdings in shares of WNS by 1,957.6% during the 1st quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 2,037 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $174,000 after acquiring an additional 1,938 shares during the last quarter. Finally, J. Goldman & Co LP raised its stake in shares of WNS by 67.6% in the 1st quarter. J. Goldman & Co LP now owns 28,930 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,473,000 after acquiring an additional 11,670 shares in the last quarter. 97.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

WNS Trading Down 0.5 %

Shares of WNS stock opened at $82.94 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 1.29. WNS has a 12-month low of $67.07 and a 12-month high of $91.48. The company has a quick ratio of 2.38, a current ratio of 2.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $84.09 and a 200 day simple moving average of $80.35.

WNS (NYSE:WNSGet Rating) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The business services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.10. WNS had a net margin of 12.02% and a return on equity of 20.66%. The company had revenue of $274.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $269.68 million. Research analysts expect that WNS will post 2.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Analyst Ratings Changes

WNS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on shares of WNS from $100.00 to $98.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. Citigroup lowered their target price on WNS from $102.00 to $91.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, Robert W. Baird cut their price target on WNS from $95.00 to $84.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, WNS currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $96.63.

About WNS

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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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