Vestmark Advisory Solutions Inc. Increases Holdings in WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS)

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Vestmark Advisory Solutions Inc. raised its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) by 7.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 4,807 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 337 shares during the quarter. Vestmark Advisory Solutions Inc.’s holdings in WNS were worth $282,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. American Beacon Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in WNS in the 3rd quarter worth about $33,000. Congress Asset Management Co. MA raised its position in WNS by 0.5% in the 3rd quarter. Congress Asset Management Co. MA now owns 98,476 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $5,785,000 after purchasing an additional 461 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in WNS by 21.8% in the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 319,498 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $18,790,000 after purchasing an additional 57,253 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in WNS by 32.1% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 119,672 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $7,031,000 after purchasing an additional 29,059 shares during the period. Finally, Harbour Capital Advisors LLC raised its position in WNS by 53.8% in the 3rd quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 7,995 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $470,000 after purchasing an additional 2,795 shares during the period. 95.14% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

WNS stock traded up $0.48 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $63.65. The company had a trading volume of 1,614 shares, compared to its average volume of 263,720. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 1.88 and a quick ratio of 1.88. The company has a market capitalization of $3.14 billion, a PE ratio of 28.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 1.15. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $60.78 and a 200 day moving average of $59.73. WNS has a 12 month low of $39.24 and a 12 month high of $65.99.

WNS (NYSE:WNS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 17th. The business services provider reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $220.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $216.08 million. WNS had a net margin of 13.47% and a return on equity of 23.57%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.65 EPS. Analysts anticipate that WNS will post 2.41 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Citigroup increased their price objective on shares of WNS from $69.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald upped their target price on shares of WNS from $68.00 to $73.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 18th. Barrington Research restated a “buy” rating on shares of WNS in a research note on Monday, October 28th. Cowen upped their target price on shares of WNS from $62.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 19th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of WNS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $69.64.

About WNS

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

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