Could Williams-sonoma Inc (de) (NYSE:WSM) Go Up After Its Newest Short Interest Report?

July 16, 2018 - By Lisa Delgado

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Investors 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.
Metropolitan Life Insur reported 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Sei Invests accumulated 28,308 shares. Valley Advisers owns 30,556 shares or 0.6% of their US portfolio. Tirschwell & Loewy accumulated 126,590 shares or 0.92% of the stock. Cornerstone Advisors holds 0% or 19 shares. 89,647 are owned by Sequoia Financial Limited Liability Company. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Cardinal Capital Management invested in 0.05% or 11,000 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd Llc accumulated 0.31% or 9,300 shares. Covington Cap has invested 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). 10,001 were reported by Tower Rech Ltd Com (Trc). Stevens Capital Mgmt L P reported 114,204 shares. Asset Mgmt has 71,709 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Liberty Mutual Group Incorporated Asset Management reported 15,307 shares stake. Advsr Capital Mgmt Ltd reported 0.86% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM).

Since March 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $8.22 million activity. $5.31M worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) was sold by ALBER LAURA. Whalen Julie sold $1.63 million worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Tuesday, May 29. $203,759 worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) was sold by Bellos Alex on Thursday, June 14. Greener Anthony sold $302,550 worth of stock or 5,000 shares.

The stock of Williams-sonoma Inc (de) (NYSE:WSM) registered an increase of 11.56% in short interest. WSM’s total short interest was 20.51 million shares in July as published by FINRA. Its up 11.56% from 18.39M shares, reported previously. With 1.60 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 13 days to cover their WSM’s short positions. The short interest to Williams-sonoma Inc (de)’s float is 29.57%.

The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $60.95. About 552,382 shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 8.10% since July 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.47% the S&P500.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. The company has market cap of $5.07 billion. It operates through two divisions, E-commerce and Retail. It has a 19.52 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.

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 15 analyst reports since February 12, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Thursday, March 15 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, March 15 by Loop Capital. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, June 20 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, May 24. As per Thursday, March 15, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, May 24 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, February 12. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, March 15 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, April 2. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 13 by Argus Research.

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