Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (DE) (WSM) Trades at 52-Week High

Cornelia Mascio
Luglio 15, 2017

The institutional investor owned 959,408 shares of the specialty retailer's stock after buying an additional 156,524 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 1.10% of Williams-Sonoma worth $51,440,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Creative Planning increased its stake in shares of Williams-Sonoma by 3.8% in the first quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 26,873 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $1,441,000 after buying an additional 22,055 shares during the last quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Williams-Sonoma by 0.3% in the first quarter. The Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc holds 138,112 shares with $6.68M value, up from 114,318 last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Williams-Sonoma by 8.3% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 21,506 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $1,153,000 after buying an additional 10,436 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Williams-Sonoma during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $440,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.55% of the company's stock. Creative Planning boosted its position in Williams-Sonoma by 3.8% in the first quarter.

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) opened at 45.32 on Monday. Company chares are trading at $45.17 which is a tad under the 50 day moving average of $48.68 and which is just a bit below the 200 day moving average of $50.14. Pier 1 Imports has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years and Williams-Sonoma has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (DE)'s P/E ratio is 13.147 and market capitalization is 3.91B. (NYSE:WSM). Toronto Dominion Bancorp reported 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. The specialty retailer reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.02. Williams-Sonoma had a return on equity of 25.51% and a net margin of 5.99%. The firm had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.11 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.53 EPS. The business's quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.36%. (NYSE:WSM) were released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: "Renaissance Investment Group LLC Buys Martin Marietta Materials Inc, Sells ..." published on July 13, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Recent Buy - Williams-Sonoma Inc." with publication date: July 11, 2017. Williams-Sonoma's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 45.35%.

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Several equities analysts recently weighed in on WSM shares.

Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc increased Williams Sonoma Inc (WSM) stake by 20.81% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Telsey Advisory Group has "Outperform" rating and $61 target. Robert W. Baird set a $48.00 price target on shares of Williams-Sonoma and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, March 16th. Finally, CIBC reissued a "hold" rating on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a report on Friday, May 26th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Williams-Sonoma from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a "hold" rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home.

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