Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) insider Janet Hayes sold 14,376 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.10, for a total value of $979,005.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 44,889 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,056,940.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Janet Hayes also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, June 29th, Janet Hayes sold 4,895 shares of Williams-Sonoma stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.34, for a total value of $300,259.30.

Shares of NYSE WSM opened at $67.89 on Friday. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has a 1-year low of $44.01 and a 1-year high of $73.99. The firm has a market cap of $5.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.81, a PEG ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 1.56 and a quick ratio of 0.40.

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 22nd. The specialty retailer reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $1.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.26 billion. Williams-Sonoma had a return on equity of 28.68% and a net margin of 4.84%. Williams-Sonoma’s revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.61 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will post 4.34 earnings per share for the current year.

WSM has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Williams-Sonoma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $66.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on Williams-Sonoma to $67.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 23rd. Jefferies Financial Group set a $60.00 target price on Williams-Sonoma and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 21st. Telsey Advisory Group upped their target price on Williams-Sonoma from $59.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, May 24th. Finally, Wedbush set a $62.00 target price on Williams-Sonoma and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Williams-Sonoma has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $59.04.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its position in shares of Williams-Sonoma by 6.8% during the second quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 39,846 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,444,000 after acquiring an additional 2,537 shares in the last quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. purchased a new stake in shares of Williams-Sonoma during the second quarter worth $366,000. Millennium Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Williams-Sonoma during the first quarter worth $2,101,000. Whittier Trust Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Williams-Sonoma during the second quarter worth $1,005,000. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its position in shares of Williams-Sonoma by 36.1% during the second quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 9,610 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $589,000 after acquiring an additional 2,550 shares in the last quarter.

About Williams-Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma, Inc operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. It operates through two segments, E-commerce and Retail. The company 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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