A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM) recently:

  • 3/16/2017 – Williams-Sonoma had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock.
  • 3/16/2017 – Williams-Sonoma had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Guggenheim.
  • 3/16/2017 – Williams-Sonoma was downgraded by analysts at William Blair from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating.
  • 3/16/2017 – Williams-Sonoma had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock.
  • 3/16/2017 – Williams-Sonoma was given a new $48.00 price target on by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 3/16/2017 – Williams-Sonoma had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc..
  • 3/14/2017 – Williams-Sonoma had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Instinet. They now have a $65.00 price target on the stock.
  • 3/13/2017 – Williams-Sonoma was given a new $44.00 price target on by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 3/7/2017 – Williams-Sonoma was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Williams-Sonoma enjoys the competitive advantage owing to its multi-brand/multi-channel business model. Revenues were also driven by the increase in international sales and from its e-commerce business gaining traction. The successful launch of new products and stores is also contributing to its sales growth. Also, shares have outperformed the Zacks categorized Retail-Home Furnishings industry, in the last six months. Though margins are hurt due to supply chain investments and inventory initiatives, the company expects its initiatives to drive revenue in the upcoming quarter,”
  • 3/6/2017 – Williams-Sonoma had its price target lowered by analysts at Wedbush from $53.00 to $48.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 2/20/2017 – Williams-Sonoma was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $53.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Williams-Sonoma enjoys the competitive advantage owing to its multi-brand/multi-channel business model. Revenues were also driven by the increase in international sales and from its e-commerce business gaining traction. The successful launch of new products and stores is also contributing to its sales growth. Also, shares have outperformed the Zacks categorized Retail-Home Furnishings industry, in the last six months. Though margins are hurt due to supply chain investments and inventory initiatives, the company expects its initiatives to drive revenue in the upcoming quarter,”
  • 2/13/2017 – Williams-Sonoma was downgraded by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $51.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $61.00.
  • 2/2/2017 – Williams-Sonoma was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Williams-Sonoma enjoys the competitive advantage owing to its multi-brand/multi-channel business model. Revenues were also driven by the increase in international sales and from its e-commerce business gaining traction. The successful launch of new products and stores is also contributing to its sales growth. Also, shares have outperformed the Zacks categorized Retail-Home Furnishings industry, in the last one year. However, comparable brand revenues have been sluggish for several quarters owing to soft retail environment. Though the company expects its initiatives to drive revenue in the upcoming quarter, margins are hurt due to supply chain investments and inventory initiatives.”
  • 1/31/2017 – Williams-Sonoma was downgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) opened at 48.50 on Tuesday. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has a 52-week low of $45.96 and a 52-week high of $61.97. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $48.19 and its 200 day moving average is $50.00. The company has a market cap of $4.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.43 and a beta of 0.97.

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, March 15th. The company reported $1.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.04. The firm earned $1.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.61 billion. Williams-Sonoma had a return on equity of 26.59% and a net margin of 5.93%. Williams-Sonoma’s quarterly revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.55 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will post $3.55 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 28th will be issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 26th. This is a boost from Williams-Sonoma’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.37. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.22%. Williams-Sonoma’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 44.18%.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. The Company operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and the United Kingdom. It operates through two segments: e-commerce and retail. The e-commerce segment has various merchandising strategies, such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation and Mark and Graham, which sell its products through the Company’s e-commerce Websites and direct-mail catalogs.

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