Williams Sonoma Inc (NYSE:WSM) 2018 Q1 Sentiment Report

July 19, 2018 - By Anthony Romero

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Sentiment for Williams Sonoma Inc (NYSE:WSM)

Williams Sonoma Inc (NYSE:WSM) institutional sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.23, from 1.01 in 2017Q4. The ratio is better, as 173 investment professionals opened new or increased stock positions, while 140 sold and decreased holdings in Williams Sonoma Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now have: 85.88 million shares, up from 85.72 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Williams Sonoma Inc in their top 10 stock positions increased from 4 to 5 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 31 Reduced: 109 Increased: 110 New Position: 63.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. The company has market cap of $5.21 billion. It operates through two divisions, E-commerce and Retail. It has a 20.06 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.

The stock increased 2.14% or $1.31 during the last trading session, reaching $62.63. About 576,945 shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 8.10% since July 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.47% the S&P500.

Analysts await Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) to report earnings on August, 22. They expect $0.69 EPS, up 13.11 % or $0.08 from last year’s $0.61 per share. WSM’s profit will be $57.34 million for 22.69 P/E if the $0.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual EPS reported by Williams-Sonoma, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.99 % EPS growth.

Blackhill Capital Inc holds 39.81% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. for 4.05 million shares. Hutchinson Capital Management Ca owns 353,184 shares or 5.41% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Thomas Story & Son Llc has 3.33% invested in the company for 107,655 shares. The New Jersey-based Mcrae Capital Management Inc has invested 3.1% in the stock. Reik & Co. Llc, a New York-based fund reported 175,413 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $8.22 million activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 8% of Williams-Sonoma’s analysts are positive. Out of 12 Wall Street analysts rating Williams-Sonoma, 1 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 10 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $45.0 while the high is $67. The stock’s average target of $56.33 is -10.06% below today’s ($62.63) share price. WSM was included in 15 notes of analysts from February 12, 2018. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Thursday, March 15 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 14 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, March 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, March 15 by Loop Capital. The company was upgraded on Thursday, March 15 by Gordon Haskett. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of WSM in report on Monday, April 2 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Thursday, May 24. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Thursday, May 24. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, February 12 report.

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