$0.69 EPS Expected for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)

August 12, 2018 - By Michael Garrison

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.23, from 1.01 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 31 investors sold Williams-Sonoma, Inc. shares while 109 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 85.88 million shares or 0.19% more from 85.72 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Legacy Cap Ptnrs holds 0.29% or 11,090 shares in its portfolio. Insight 2811 has 0.16% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 4,245 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Lp holds 93,204 shares. Cls Invs Ltd Liability stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Barclays Public Ltd Liability Co reported 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership has 0.03% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Shell Asset Mgmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 9,528 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Incorporated holds 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) or 869,487 shares. Btim invested 0.35% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). 172,257 are owned by Rhumbline Advisers. Carroll Fincl Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 526 shares. Aristotle Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 1.66% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Edgemoor Inv Advsrs reported 136,992 shares. Ellington Mngmt Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 115,800 shares. Sequoia Fincl Ltd owns 89,647 shares or 0.5% of their US portfolio.

Since March 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $8.22 million activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $302,550 was sold by Greener Anthony. Hayes Janet also sold $466,696 worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) shares. ALBER LAURA sold $5.31 million worth of stock or 97,965 shares. Whalen Julie sold $1.63M worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Tuesday, May 29.

Analysts expect Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) to report $0.69 EPS on August, 22.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 13.11 % from last quarter’s $0.61 EPS. WSM’s profit would be $57.34 million giving it 21.10 P/E if the $0.69 EPS is correct. After having $0.67 EPS previously, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s analysts see 2.99 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.13% or $1.27 during the last trading session, reaching $58.23. About 2.02 million shares traded or 3.44% up from the average. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 8.10% since August 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.47% the S&P500.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. Williams-Sonoma had 14 analyst reports since March 15, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, June 20 report. As per Wednesday, March 14, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, May 24. Credit Suisse maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Thursday, March 15 with “Underperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 2 by Credit Suisse. The rating was upgraded by Gordon Haskett on Thursday, March 15 to “Hold”. The stock has “Sell” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, March 15. UBS maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) rating on Thursday, May 24. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $52 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 13 by Argus Research. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 15 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. The company has market cap of $4.84 billion. It operates through two divisions, E-commerce and Retail. It has a 18.65 P/E ratio. The firm offers cooking, dining, and entertaining products, including cookware, tools, electrics, cutlery, tabletop and bar, outdoor, furniture, and a library of cookbooks under the Williams-Sonoma brand, as well as home furnishings and decorative accessories under the Williams-Sonoma Home brand; and furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, tabletop, outdoor, and decorative accessories under the Pottery Barn brand.

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