Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, August 22nd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.69 per share for the quarter. Williams-Sonoma has set its Q2 guidance at $0.65-0.70 EPS and its FY19 guidance at $4.15-4.25 EPS.

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 23rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.09. Williams-Sonoma had a return on equity of 27.10% and a net margin of 4.93%. The firm had revenue of $1.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.16 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.51 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Williams-Sonoma to post $4 EPS for the current fiscal year and $4 EPS for the next fiscal year.

NYSE:WSM opened at $59.32 on Monday. Williams-Sonoma has a 1-year low of $42.68 and a 1-year high of $65.99. The company has a current ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.43, a P/E/G ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.74.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 20th will be paid a $0.43 dividend. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.90%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 19th. Williams-Sonoma’s payout ratio is 47.65%.

WSM has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Williams-Sonoma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. ValuEngine lowered Williams-Sonoma from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Williams-Sonoma from $51.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 24th. Deutsche Bank raised their price target on Williams-Sonoma from $50.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada raised their price target on Williams-Sonoma from $56.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.92.

In related news, Director Anthony Greener sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.51, for a total transaction of $302,550.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 33,218 shares in the company, valued at $2,010,021.18. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Julie Whalen sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.47, for a total value of $1,634,100.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 31,429 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,711,937.63. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 43,243 shares of company stock worth $2,440,669. 0.87% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Williams-Sonoma Company Profile

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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