Analyst Ratings for WNS (Holdings) Ltd. ADR (WNS)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Buy has been given to WNS (Holdings) Ltd. ADR (NYSE:WNS) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for WNS last month.

15 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 13 gave WNS a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 0 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WNS. The most optimistic price target was 42, which equates to a potential upside of 21.28 percent. The lowest price target was 37, implying a possible loss of 6.84 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -3.19 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.02 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.05 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.82 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 6 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of WNS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 99.91 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of WNS is 0.42.

WNS has traded between a high of 35.37 and a low of 24.82 over the past year. Today's price is 39.52 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.09 percent lower than its 52-week high. WNS has a price/earnings ratio of 42.44. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WNS value stock report compares WNS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.76 billion. WNS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.