Nicholas Company Inc. Has $4.62 Million Position in WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS)

Nicholas Company Inc. boosted its position in WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) by 8.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 161,515 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 12,400 shares during the period. Nicholas Company Inc. owned about 0.32% of WNS (Holdings) Limited worth $4,620,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Two Sigma Investments LP increased its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 16.5% in the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 247,019 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,805,000 after buying an additional 34,937 shares during the last quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 2,271,416 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $62,578,000 after buying an additional 77,831 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited during the fourth quarter valued at $4,838,000. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 74,799 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,060,000 after buying an additional 246 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fred Alger Management Inc. increased its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 46.7% in the fourth quarter. Fred Alger Management Inc. now owns 179,326 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $4,940,000 after buying an additional 57,108 shares in the last quarter. 88.47% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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

WNS (NYSE WNS) traded down 0.61% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $32.56. 166,542 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $32.67 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.36. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.86 and a beta of 0.87. WNS has a 52 week low of $24.82 and a 52 week high of $33.97.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The business services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $159.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $143.21 million. WNS (Holdings) Limited had a return on equity of 19.10% and a net margin of 6.27%. The business’s revenue was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.44 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that WNS will post $1.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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WNS has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, March 23rd. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a report on Thursday, March 16th. Finally, Cowen and Company raised shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.50.

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.

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