WNS (NYSE:WNS) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.17

Media stories about WNS (NYSE:WNS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WNS earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 47.413496247757 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of WNS (NYSE:WNS) traded up $0.63 on Thursday, reaching $41.13. 118,259 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 208,179. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,070.00, a P/E ratio of 44.23, a P/E/G ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a current ratio of 2.37, a quick ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. WNS has a 1-year low of $26.86 and a 1-year high of $42.36.

WNS (NYSE:WNS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $182.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $175.36 million. WNS had a net margin of 7.24% and a return on equity of 19.23%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.42 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that WNS will post 1.59 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on WNS. Citigroup boosted their price target on WNS from $40.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of WNS in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of WNS in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 price target on shares of WNS in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Barrington Research boosted their price objective on shares of WNS from $40.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $43.38.

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WNS 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.

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