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

September 8, 2018 - By Lisa Delgado

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.23, from 1.01 in 2017Q4. It increased, 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.
Amalgamated National Bank & Trust reported 0.02% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Ftb Advsrs Inc has 0% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Kiltearn Prtn Limited Liability Partnership owns 1.19M shares for 1.5% of their portfolio. World Asset Management stated it has 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Smithfield Trust Com has 1,880 shares. Ledyard Retail Bank invested in 0.58% or 90,999 shares. First Republic Inv invested 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Roanoke Asset Mngmt has 4,250 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Peak6 Investments Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). 7,656 were reported by Jaffetilchin Invest Limited Liability Corp. Heartland Advsr invested in 0.22% or 63,416 shares. Comerica Bank & Trust invested in 62,418 shares. Invesco Limited holds 0.03% or 1.60 million shares. Advsrs Ltd Liability invested in 0.86% or 215,238 shares. Covington Capital reported 650 shares stake.

Since March 19, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $8.22 million activity. 5,000 shares were sold by Greener Anthony, worth $302,550 on Monday, July 2. 3,348 Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) shares with value of $203,759 were sold by Bellos Alex. $466,696 worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) was sold by Hayes Janet on Tuesday, March 27. $1.63 million worth of stock was sold by Whalen Julie on Tuesday, May 29.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Williams-Sonoma had 21 analyst reports since March 15, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, March 15 with “Sell”. Credit Suisse maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) rating on Thursday, August 23. Credit Suisse has “Underperform” rating and $55 target. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, August 23 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of WSM in report on Thursday, May 24 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $53 target in Thursday, May 24 report. The rating was maintained by UBS on Thursday, May 24 with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, March 15 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, April 2, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of WSM in report on Thursday, March 15 with “Underperform” rating. On Wednesday, June 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”. Below is a list of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) latest ratings and price target changes.

27/08/2018 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $67 New Target: $80 Maintain
23/08/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Underperform Old Target: $48 New Target: $55 Maintain
23/08/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $54 New Target: $64 Maintain
23/08/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $52 New Target: $65 Maintain
23/08/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $67 New Target: $70 Maintain
23/08/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $53 New Target: $57 Maintain
23/08/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $58 New Target: $66 Maintain
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

The stock decreased 1.41% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $69.93. About 1.76M shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 8.10% since September 8, 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 $5.66 billion. It operates through two divisions, E-commerce and Retail. It has a 22.28 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.

More recent Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Should You Buy Williams-Sonoma at Its 52-Week High?” on August 30, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Stocks To Watch: Tesla Twist And Retail Rally” on August 25, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Williams-Sonoma: I’m Impressed” with publication date: August 27, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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