Rice Hall James & Associates LLC Buys 108,865 Shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS)

Rice Hall James & Associates LLC increased its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) by 20.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 644,114 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 108,865 shares during the period. WNS (Holdings) Limited makes up 1.0% of Rice Hall James & Associates LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 28th largest position. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC owned about 1.27% of WNS (Holdings) Limited worth $22,132,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 55.8% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 309,895 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $8,866,000 after buying an additional 111,001 shares during the period. Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 10.2% in the first quarter. Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC now owns 464,971 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $13,303,000 after buying an additional 43,140 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 4.5% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 2,229,462 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $63,784,000 after buying an additional 96,100 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 36.0% in the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 147,334 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $4,215,000 after buying an additional 38,984 shares during the period. Finally, Invictus RG bought a new stake in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited during the first quarter worth approximately $317,000. Institutional investors own 86.78% of the company’s stock.

WNS (NYSE:WNS) opened at 34.70 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $34.39 and a 200-day moving average of $31.23. WNS has a 1-year low of $24.82 and a 1-year high of $36.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 43.43 and a beta of 0.97.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The business services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45. The company had revenue of $175.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.73 million. WNS (Holdings) Limited had a net margin of 6.66% and a return on equity of 18.73%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 18.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.45 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that WNS will post $1.99 earnings per share for the current year.

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WNS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Bank of America Corporation increased their target price on WNS (Holdings) Limited from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Thursday, June 29th. BidaskClub upgraded WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. Finally, Maxim Group set a $38.00 target price on WNS (Holdings) Limited and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $38.50.

WNS (Holdings) Limited Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS)

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