Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect WNS (WNS) Stock Price

Media coverage about WNS (NYSE:WNS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. 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 press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.575177098252 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have commented on WNS shares. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of WNS in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 target price on shares of WNS in a report on Friday, January 5th. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up from $43.00) on shares of WNS in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Maxim Group raised their target price on shares of WNS from $42.00 to $56.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Loop Capital raised their target price on shares of WNS to $50.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $48.23.

Shares of WNS stock opened at $45.66 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $2,288.74, a P/E ratio of 30.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 2.54 and a current ratio of 2.54. WNS has a 1 year low of $28.92 and a 1 year high of $48.26.

WNS (NYSE:WNS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 18th. The business services provider reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $185.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $175.85 million. WNS had a net margin of 7.96% and a return on equity of 20.19%. The firm’s revenue was up 32.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.49 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that WNS will post 1.73 EPS for the current year.

WNS announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, January 18th that authorizes the company to buyback 3,300,000 outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the business services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

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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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