Analysts are on the Bearish side about Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) this week.

July 27, 2018 - By Carolyn Hewitt

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.23, from 1.01 in 2017Q4. It is positive, 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.
Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio has invested 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Moreover, Ls Invest Lc has 0.01% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 4,535 shares. Rech Glob Invsts holds 4.45M shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Redmond Asset Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0.61% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Coldstream Capital Mngmt accumulated 14,196 shares. Blackhill Capital Inc reported 4.05M shares or 39.81% of all its holdings. Gemmer Asset Lc holds 0% or 119 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Goelzer Inc has invested 0.71% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt has invested 0.02% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Huntington Comml Bank accumulated 293 shares or 0% of the stock. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt holds 525,089 shares. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% or 16,634 shares in its portfolio. 500 are held by Fifth Third Bankshares. State Street Corp invested 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM).

Since March 19, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $8.22 million activity. Another trade for 30,000 shares valued at $1.63 million was made by Whalen Julie on Tuesday, May 29. Hayes Janet sold $300,259 worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Friday, June 29. $302,550 worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) was sold by Greener Anthony. $203,759 worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) was sold by Bellos Alex.

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. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, March 15 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Loop Capital with “Hold” on Thursday, March 15. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, March 15 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) rating on Thursday, May 24. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $53 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 13 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Thursday, May 24. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, March 14. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, February 12. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) earned “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, April 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) rating on Thursday, March 15. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $56.0 target. Below is a list of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/07/2018 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $62 New Target: $67 Maintain
20/06/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $67 Downgrade
24/05/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Perform New Rating: Sector Perform Old Target: $56 New Target: $61 Maintain
24/05/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $51 New Target: $53 Maintain
24/05/2018 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $56 New Target: $52 Maintain
24/05/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $50 New Target: $53 Maintain
02/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0000 Upgrade
15/03/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Sell New Target: $45.0 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $56.0 Maintain
14/03/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $56.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $60.01. About 1.37M shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 8.10% since July 27, 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 $4.99 billion. It operates through two divisions, E-commerce and Retail. It has a 19.22 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.

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) Institutional Positions Chart

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