Headlines about WNS (NYSE:WNS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WNS earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6095951236835 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Have Investors Priced In WNS (Holdings) Limited’s (NYSE:WNS) Growth? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Automation has growing-yet-specific role in IT-BPM business: WNS Global Services CEO (moneycontrol.com)
- White-nose syndrome fungus detected on bats in South Dakota for the first time (outbreaknewstoday.com)
- WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of WNS opened at $52.73 on Friday, according to MarketBeat.com. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a current ratio of 2.39 and a quick ratio of 2.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.67 billion, a PE ratio of 29.13, a P/E/G ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.85. WNS has a 1 year low of $32.64 and a 1 year high of $53.88.
WNS (NYSE:WNS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The business services provider reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $198.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $181.94 million. WNS had a return on equity of 21.54% and a net margin of 11.40%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 28.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.46 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that WNS will post 1.85 EPS for the current year.
A number of brokerages recently commented on WNS. Zacks Investment Research cut WNS from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 16th. Barrington Research raised their target price on WNS to $57.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Loop Capital raised their target price on WNS to $57.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded WNS from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.08.
WNS Company Profile
WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management company, 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 the insurance; travel and leisure; diversified businesses, including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, media and entertainment, and telecommunications; utilities; consulting and professional services; healthcare; banking and financial services; and shipping and logistics industries.
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