In today’s session Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) registered an unusually high (209) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 call, expecting serious WSM increase. With 209 contracts traded and 20324 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: WSM161118C00055000 closed last at: $0.6 or 20% up. About 643,093 shares traded hands. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has declined 10.53% since April 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.45% the S&P500.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) Ratings Coverage
Out of 22 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 6 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 14 “Hold”. This means 27% are positive. Williams-Sonoma has been the topic of 56 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with “Hold” rating and $75 target price in Thursday, August 27 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of WSM in a report on Thursday, August 25 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating given by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, August 27. On Friday, November 20 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Friday, November 20 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Thursday, October 8 with “Hold”. As per Thursday, August 25, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The company was maintained on Monday, August 22 by UBS. As per Thursday, August 25, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $54 target price in Thursday, March 17 report.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is specialty retailer of products for the home. The retail segment sells its products through its three retail concepts: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Hold Everything. The direct-to-customer segment sells similar products through its five direct-mail catalogs, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Hold Everything and Chambers, and the Internet.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.30, from 1.06 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 50 funds sold all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. shares owned while 90 reduced positions. 64 funds bought stakes while 127 increased positions. They now own 83.72 million shares or 5.85% more from 79.09 million shares in 2016Q1.
Weiss Multi accumulated 0.1% or 24,727 shares. Northeast Invest Mngmt last reported 0.04% of its portfolio in the stock. Paloma Prns Management last reported 26,490 shares in the company. Tyvor Limited Liability accumulated 1.04% or 62,800 shares. Bessemer Group last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Fmr Ltd accumulated 0.01% or 933,406 shares. Commercial Bank Of America De has invested 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Gradient Invests Limited Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Retirement Of Alabama has 288,237 shares for 0.09% of their US portfolio. Cantab Capital Ptnrs Llp accumulated 0% or 1,920 shares. Redmond Asset Mgmt Lc has 27,338 shares for 0.71% of their US portfolio. The Virginia-based Bb&T Securities Ltd Com has invested 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). American Int last reported 158,685 shares in the company. Ubs Asset Americas holds 432,554 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Toronto Dominion Retail Bank holds 0% or 3,000 shares in its portfolio.
Insider Transactions: Since August 29, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $5.00 million net activity. Hayes Janet had sold 15,027 shares worth $747,510 on Wednesday, September 21. Another trade for 80,000 shares valued at $4.26 million was sold by ALBER LAURA.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. The company has a market cap of $4.59 billion. The Firm operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and the United Kingdom. It has a 15.3 P/E ratio. It operates through two divisions: e-commerce and retail.
WSM Company Profile
Williams-Sonoma, Inc., incorporated on March 8, 2011, is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. The Firm operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and the United Kingdom. It operates through two divisions: e-commerce and retail. The e-commerce segment has various merchandising strategies, such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation and Mark and Graham, which sell its products through the Company’s e-commerce Websites and direct-mail catalogs. The retail segment has various merchandising strategies, such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Rejuvenation, which sell its products through the Company’s retail stores.
More news for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Seriously, Consider Williams-Sonoma” on October 31, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 25, 2016” and published on October 24, 2016 is yet another important article.
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