Williams-Sonoma Q3 Profits Up 2.8%; Sees Growth Online and in Stores

Williams-Sonoma Q3 Profits Up 2.8%; Sees Growth Online and in Stores

The number of shares now owned by investors are 82.92 mln.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. trimmed its position in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) moved 4.12% in the recent trading day. That's a potential -0.83 decrease relative to where Waste Management, Inc. An example is a stock in a big technology company. The Washington-based Fisher Asset Ltd Com has invested 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Finally, Franklin Resources Inc. purchased a new position in Williams-Sonoma during the second quarter valued at approximately $182,000. As of the end of the quarter First Long Island Investors, LLC had acquired a total of 48,479 shares growing its position 25.7%. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $3.47 with 84.48M shares now outstanding.

It's been a choppy year for the equity, which traded as high as $55.89 back in April and as low as $42.69 in late August.

What do the trading volumes reveal? Latest trading price was 5.42% upbeat to its 50-day moving average and above 7.69% to its 200-day moving average. The price/earnings ratio (P/E) is 15.23 and the forward P/E ratio stands at 13.84. "(WSM)" was reported by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune. If you happen to be reading this article on another website, it was stolen and illegally republished in violation of USA and worldwide copyright law. Also, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) needs to expand a 1.85% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

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Total revenues for the quarter ended October 29 rose 4.3% to $1.299 billion, including comparable brand growth of 3.3%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.77 EPS. The declining numbers still beat Wall Street's low expectations for the quarter, which were for EPS of $0.80 on revenue of $1.83 billion.

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Sprott Inc increased Williams Sonoma Inc (WSM) stake by 70.67% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 27th were issued a $0.37 dividend. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equal-Weight" on Thursday, March 10.

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The Outward deal comes as Williams-Sonoma is demonstrating healthy sales across its various store brands. If you are viewing this piece of content on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & worldwide trademark and copyright legislation. Also, the Hold rating count is 8 as of 11/16/17. BidaskClub cut Williams-Sonoma from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation reissued an "underperform" rating and issued a $40.00 price objective (down from $44.00) on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Williams-Sonoma from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $58.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Nomura maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, March 17 report. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $51.49.

In other Williams-Sonoma news, insider James W. Jr. Wheatland Advsrs stated it has 4,900 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks was little changed at 1,487 and most of the companies on the New York Stock Exchange traded higher.

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