Media headlines about WNS (NYSE:WNS) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WNS earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8839783889099 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
WNS (NYSE:WNS) opened at $42.97 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,087.74, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 1.02. WNS has a one year low of $27.04 and a one year high of $43.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a quick ratio of 2.37 and a current ratio of 2.37.
WNS (NYSE:WNS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $182.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $175.36 million. WNS had a return on equity of 19.23% and a net margin of 7.24%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 26.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.42 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that WNS will post 1.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on WNS. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on WNS from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of WNS in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. ValuEngine cut WNS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 target price on shares of WNS in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their target price on WNS from $43.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. WNS currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $43.38.
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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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