It’s been a crucial week for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM); here’s what analysts have to say.

February 18, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

 It's been a crucial week for Williams Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM); here's what analysts have to say.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.35, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 49 investors sold Williams-Sonoma, Inc. shares while 105 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 85.15 million shares or 2.32% more from 83.22 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Canada Pension Plan Board has 0% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 6,200 shares. Oppenheimer & holds 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) or 4,227 shares. Wells Fargo Com Mn, a California-based fund reported 685,368 shares. Kornitzer Capital Mgmt Ks has invested 0.31% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Kcm Invest Ltd Liability Com has 0.33% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 106,810 shares. Pnc Fincl Group Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Moreover, Dreman Value Mngmt L L C has 0.01% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 504 shares. 9.52M were reported by Blackrock. Moreover, Amalgamated National Bank & Trust has 0.03% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 16,566 shares. Voya Investment Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 25,951 shares or 0% of the stock. Pacific Heights Asset Mgmt Limited Liability, a California-based fund reported 107,000 shares. Blair William Communications Il owns 19,685 shares. Switzerland-based Swiss Bancorp has invested 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Rhumbline Advisers invested in 0.02% or 202,824 shares. Minneapolis Portfolio Mgmt Gru Limited Liability Corporation owns 2.77% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 379,047 shares.

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

Among 34 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 5 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Williams-Sonoma had 98 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Thursday, March 17. Credit Suisse initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $50 target in Thursday, August 25 report. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was maintained by William Blair. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $67 target in Thursday, August 25 report. J.P. Morgan downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $46.0 target in Friday, November 17 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, September 28. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 18 by Telsey Advisory Group. Credit Suisse downgraded Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Thursday, October 12 to “Underperform” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Thursday, May 25. Topeka Capital Markets initiated the shares of WSM in report on Tuesday, May 24 with “Buy” rating. Below is a list of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) latest ratings and price target changes.

12/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $54.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Hold New Target: $61.0 Downgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $52.0 Maintain
04/12/2017 Broker: Moffett Nathanson Rating: Neutral Initiates Coverage On
16/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
17/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Sell New Target: $46.0 Downgrade
17/11/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Underperform Old Target: $40 New Target: $38 Maintain
17/11/2017 Broker: Gordon Haskett Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Reduce Downgrade
17/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Underweight Downgrade
10/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain

The stock increased 0.45% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $54.11. About 1.47 million shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 0.69% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.01% the S&P500.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. The company has market cap of $4.56 billion. It operates through two divisions, E-commerce and Retail. It has a 15.3 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 important recent Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Appoints Yasir Anwar as Chief Technology Officer” on February 05, 2018, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 24, 2018”, Bizjournals.com published: “Exclusive: How Williams-Sonoma’s new CTO is planning to usher the retailer …” on February 14, 2018. More interesting news about Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) was released by: Reuters.com and their article: “BRIEF-Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Appoints Yasir Anwar As Chief Technology Officer” with publication date: February 05, 2018.

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