Stock Valuation in Focus for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM)

Marco Green
December 16, 2017

IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,945 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $143,000 after acquiring an additional 838 shares during the last quarter. The specialty retailer reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.84. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 0.69% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $38.19. When it comes to net revenue, the average estimate from a total of 3 analysts is 200.53 million - compared to $159.2 million posted in the year-ago period. It has underperformed by 16.01% the S&P500.

Twin Securities Inc increased its stake in Akorn Inc (AKRX) by 1415.83% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bank of America reiterated an "underperform" rating and set a $40.00 target price (down previously from $44.00) on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Sentinel Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Mobile Mini Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.46 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.15% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $74.77. Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ:MINI) has declined 9.31% since December 16, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 18.90% the S&P500. Therefore 80% are positive. Finally, Oppenheimer reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 24 with "Equal-Weight". Canaccord Genuity maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Among 5 analysts covering Mobile Mini (NASDAQ:MINI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. As per Monday, November 14, the company rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird. The firm has "Buy" rating by Nomura given on Thursday, March 17. The stock has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, July 20. (NYSE:WSM) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in Q2 2017. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,241.59, a P/E ratio of 14.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.89.

Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $49.57 on the shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. (NYSE:WSM). Ameritas Inv Prtnrs owns 36,824 shares. Bluemountain Cap Management Lc invested in 0.02% or 15,049 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). 625,220 were reported by First Advsrs L P. Legacy Capital Partners Incorporated, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 13,170 shares. Fisher Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 667,047 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Mount Vernon Md invested in 9,075 shares. First Long Island Invsts Limited Liability Corp stated it has 188,911 shares. Mariner Wealth Advsr Limited Com accumulated 70,434 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Barclays Pcl reported 26,335 shares.

From another technical standpoint, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) is performing 4.13%. Ronna Sue Cohen owns 69,816 shares or 2.51% of their U.S. portfolio.

United Asset Strategies Inc, which manages about $731.00M and $337.15M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Bd Index Fd Inc (BSV) by 3,883 shares to 8,641 shares, valued at $690,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

Among 37 analysts covering Citigroup Inc. Out of 5 total analysts who were surveyed, 2 rated it a Moderate Buy, 1 rated it hold, and 2 rated it a Strong Buy. It is positive, as 62 investors sold AAPL shares while 1068 reduced holdings. Research Global reported 4.45M shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, March 17 with "Sector Perform". (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Wednesday, August 23. (NYSE:WSM) rating on Friday, September 15. Oppenheimer maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. As per Friday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird has "Hold" rating and $48.0 target. On Monday, October 9 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Buy". The company was maintained on Thursday, June 29 by Credit Suisse.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q2. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is flat, as 67 investors sold C shares while 443 reduced holdings. only 124 funds opened positions while 435 raised stakes. Rodgers Brothers holds 1.12% or 62,445 shares in its portfolio.

A good method of evaluating a public company's profitability is by taking a look at its Earnings per Share (EPS) performance. Tru Department Mb Fin Bank N A accumulated 198,815 shares or 1.44% of the stock. Ohio-based Johnson Counsel has invested 0.02% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Etrade Cap Management Lc holds 0.01% or 6,173 shares. Cadence Capital Mgmt Limited Com invested in 12,644 shares. KONDO CHRIS had sold 6,209 shares worth $1.01M. On a different note, the stock is -0.59% below its 50-day moving average, providing a measure of support for short positions.

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