WSM - Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
52.52
-1.37 (-2.54%)
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51.45 -1.07 (-2.04%)
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Previous Close53.89
Open53.56
Bid50.11 x 800
Ask51.17 x 800
Day's Range51.97 - 53.73
52 Week Range45.01 - 73.99
Volume1,461,287
Avg. Volume1,867,895
Market Cap4.21B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.10
PE Ratio (TTM)15.94
EPS (TTM)3.30
Earnings DateMar 12, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.72 (3.25%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-01-24
1y Target Est55.50
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  • Markit22 hours ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Williams-Sonoma Inc.

    # Williams-Sonoma Inc ### NYSE:WSM View full report here! ## Summary * Bearish sentiment is high * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Negative Short interest is extremely high for WSM with more than 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting WSM. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $7.76 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold WSM are among the highest of the last year, but the rate of growth is slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap CDS data is not available for this security. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Why Williams-Sonoma Could Surge Higher
    GuruFocus.com2 days ago

    Why Williams-Sonoma Could Surge Higher

    An increasingly innovative strategy could boost Williams-Sonoma Inc.'s (WSM) financial outlook. It is seeking to improve the customer experience through new products and services. It is increasing investments in its loyalty program, while also providing customers with greater choice and convenience.

  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM): 3 Days To Buy Before The Ex-Dividend Date
    Simply Wall St.3 days ago

    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM): 3 Days To Buy Before The Ex-Dividend Date

    On the 22 February 2019, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) will be paying shareholders an upcoming dividend amount of US$0.43 per share. However, investors must have bought the company's stock before 24 Read More...

  • Markit4 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Williams-Sonoma Inc.

    # Williams-Sonoma Inc ### NYSE:WSM View full report here! ## Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is high * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Negative Short interest is extremely high for WSM with more than 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting WSM. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Positive ETF activity is positive but appears to be weakening. Over the last month, growth of ETFs holding WSM is favorable, with net inflows of $9.24 billion. This is among the highest periods of net inflows seen over the last one-year, but the rate of additional flows appears to be decreasing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap CDS data is not available for this security. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • What Analysts Expect from Lowe’s EPS in 2019
    Market Realist5 days ago

    What Analysts Expect from Lowe’s EPS in 2019

    Will Marvin Ellison’s Initiatives Spark a Turnaround for Lowe’s?(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ 2018 EPS expectations In the first three quarters of 2018, Lowe’s Companies (LOW) posted adjusted EPS of $4.30, a rise of 17.8% from $3.65 in

  • Should You Buy Williams-Sonoma for Its 3% Dividend Yield?
    Motley Fool5 days ago

    Should You Buy Williams-Sonoma for Its 3% Dividend Yield?

    Is this beaten-down retailer a worthy income investment?

  • Digging Deeper into Lowe’s Strategies
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Digging Deeper into Lowe’s Strategies

    Will Marvin Ellison’s Initiatives Spark a Turnaround for Lowe’s?(Continued from Prior Part)Lowe’s strategiesAfter strategically reassessing its business, Lowe’s Companies’ (LOW) management announced during the company’s third-quarter

  • How Does Lowe’s Valuation Compare to Those of Its Peers?
    Market Realist6 days ago

    How Does Lowe’s Valuation Compare to Those of Its Peers?

    Will Marvin Ellison’s Initiatives Spark a Turnaround for Lowe’s?(Continued from Prior Part)LOW’s valuation On January 16, Lowe’s Companies (LOW) was trading at a forward PE multiple of 15.7x. In comparison, Lowe’s was trading at a discount

  • Will Marvin Ellison’s Initiatives Spark a Turnaround for Lowe’s?
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Will Marvin Ellison’s Initiatives Spark a Turnaround for Lowe’s?

    Will Marvin Ellison’s Initiatives Spark a Turnaround for Lowe’s?LOW’s performance Last year was a tough one for home improvement retailers. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB), which tracks home improvement and furnishing companies, fell

  • Why Home Depot Stock Is Down Today
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Why Home Depot Stock Is Down Today

    Why Home Depot Stock Is Down TodayAnalysts’ recommendationsToday, JPMorgan Chase cut its price target for Home Depot (HD) to $203 from $208. The new target represents a potential upside of 14.7% from its January 16 closing price of $177.04.Other

  • POTTERY BARN UNVEILS WHIMSICAL SPRING COLLECTION WITH FASHION DUO EMILY CURRENT AND MERITT ELLIOTT
    Business Wire6 days ago

    POTTERY BARN UNVEILS WHIMSICAL SPRING COLLECTION WITH FASHION DUO EMILY CURRENT AND MERITT ELLIOTT

    Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) portfolio of brands, debuted a charming new assortment of home décor and entertaining essentials with celebrated stylists and designers, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. The new Emily & Meritt for Pottery Barn collection captures the playfulness of spring with a fresh color palette, graphic stripes, delicate florals, and fanciful bunny accents, reflecting Emily & Meritt’s signature design sensibility – a whimsical, timeless take on classic Americana design. The latest chapter in the Emily & Meritt for Pottery Barn story offers a selection of pieces perfect for a spring brunch or an easy spring bedroom update.

  • What Does Wall Street Recommend for Wayfair?
    Market Realist6 days ago

    What Does Wall Street Recommend for Wayfair?

    What’s in Store for Wayfair in 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts recommend “hold”As of January 15, of the 24 analysts covering Wayfair (W) stock, 38% recommend a “buy,” and 58% have a “hold” rating. Only 4% have given “sell”

  • Wayfair’s Bottom-Line Numbers to Remain under Pressure in 2019
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Wayfair’s Bottom-Line Numbers to Remain under Pressure in 2019

    What’s in Store for Wayfair in 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Margins numbersFor the first three quarters of 2018, Wayfair’s (W) gross margin contracted 90 basis points to 23.1% mainly due to the higher cost of goods sold as a percentage of

  • What Could Drive Wayfair’s Top Line in 2019?
    Market Realist6 days ago

    What Could Drive Wayfair’s Top Line in 2019?

    What’s in Store for Wayfair in 2019?ExpectationsWayfair (W) is one of the fastest-growing online retailers in the US. Wayfair sells furniture and home decor through five different websites including Wayfair, AllModern, Joss & Main, Birch

  • Markit6 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Williams-Sonoma Inc.

    # Williams-Sonoma Inc ### NYSE:WSM View full report here! ## Summary * Bearish sentiment is high * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Negative Short interest is extremely high for WSM with more than 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting WSM. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $7.88 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold WSM are among the highest of the last year, but the rate of growth is slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap CDS data is not available for this security. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • POTTERY BARN UNVEILS NEW REGISTRY COLLECTION WITH RENOWNED BRIDAL AND FASHION DESIGNER MONIQUE LHUILLIER
    Business Wire7 days ago

    POTTERY BARN UNVEILS NEW REGISTRY COLLECTION WITH RENOWNED BRIDAL AND FASHION DESIGNER MONIQUE LHUILLIER

    Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) portfolio of brands, debuted a new home décor and registry gifting collection for Spring 2019 as part of their ongoing collaboration with internationally recognized bridal, ready-to-wear and accessories designer Monique Lhuillier. Drawing inspiration from the modern romanticism of Lhuillier’s iconic bridal gowns, the collection is comprised of everyday essentials for the home including tabletop, décor, bedding, bath and gifts. “My bridal collections are based on my unique understanding of today's bride - how she wants to look, how she wants to feel and what is important to her,” said Monique Lhuillier.

  • Can Williams-Sonoma's Digital Innovation Combat Cost Woes?
    Zacks8 days ago

    Can Williams-Sonoma's Digital Innovation Combat Cost Woes?

    Williams-Sonoma's (WSM) strategies to enhance its business portfolio and capital allocation drive top-line growth. However, higher costs and inflation pose risks.

  • Why Analysts Expect Home Depot’s EPS Growth to Slow
    Market Realist8 days ago

    Why Analysts Expect Home Depot’s EPS Growth to Slow

    Could Home Depot Turn Around this Year?(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ EPS expectationsHome Depot’s (HD) adjusted EPS grew 32.0% YoY (year-over-year) to $7.64 from $5.79 in last year’s first three quarters, driven by revenue growth, net

  • How Home Depot Aims to Drive Its Sales
    Market Realist9 days ago

    How Home Depot Aims to Drive Its Sales

    Could Home Depot Turn Around this Year?(Continued from Prior Part)Home Depot’s integrated retail strategyTo counter Amazon (AMZN), Home Depot (HD) has been focusing on its integrated retail strategy, One Home Depot. The strategy integrates its offline and online channels to enhance customers’ experience, which could be hard for Amazon to

  • Analysts Favor ‘Buy’ for Home Depot
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Analysts Favor ‘Buy’ for Home Depot

    Could Home Depot Turn Around this Year? (Continued from Prior Part) ## Analysts’ recommendations Of the 34 analysts covering Home Depot (HD), 73.5% recommend “buy,” and 26.5% recommend “hold.” None recommend “sell.” Their average 12-month PT (price target) of $203.93 implies a 13.7% upside from its January 11 closing price of $179.41. This month, RBC raised Home Depot’s PT from $191 to $196, while UBS lowered its PT from $220 to $200. After Home Depot announced its third-quarter earnings on November 13, Credit Suisse, Baird, Stifel, and Telsey Advisory Group cut their PTs. Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded the stock from “buy” to “neutral,” and lowered its PT from $219 to $195. ## Peer comparison Of the 32 analysts covering Lowe’s (LOW), 71.9% recommend “buy,” and 28.1% recommend “hold.” Their average 12-month PT of $111.86 implies a 15.0% upside from the stock’s current price of $97.30. Of the 24 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (WSM), 4.2% recommend “buy,” 79.2% recommend “hold,” and 16.7% recommend “sell.” Their average 12-month PT of $55.50 implies a 5.4% upside from the stock’s current price of $52.81. Of the 22 analysts covering Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), 63.6% recommend “hold,” and 36.4% recommend “sell.” Their average 12-month PT of $13.40 implies a 12.0% downside from the stock’s current price of $15.23. ## Valuation As of January 11, Home Depot’s forward PE multiple was 17.5x, compared with 23.0x at the beginning of last year. Home Depot’s stock price decline lowered its valuation multiple. On the same day, Lowe’s, Williams-Sonoma, and Bed Bath & Beyond had forward PE multiples of 16.3x, 11.9x, and 16.3x, respectively. Home Depot’s EPS are 18.3 times analysts’ 2018 expectations, and 17.4 times their 2019 expectations. They estimate that its EPS rose 31.4% last year, and that they will rise 4.9% this year. Next, we’ll look at Home Depot’s strategies and analysts’ revenue expectations. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Could Home Depot Turn Around this Year? * Part 3 - How Home Depot Aims to Drive Its Sales * Part 4 - Why Analysts Expect Home Depot’s EPS Growth to Slow

  • Could Home Depot Turn Around this Year?
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Could Home Depot Turn Around this Year?

    Last year was tough for home improvement retailers, including Home Depot (HD), whose stock price fell 9.3%. The stock fell despite Home Depot beating analysts’ EPS expectations in the first three quarters of 2018, as investors grew skeptical about increased interest rates and the weak housing market. Weakness in broader equity markets—the S&P 500 fell 6.2%—didn’t help, either.

  • Bed Bath & Beyond Beat Analysts’ EPS Expectations in Q3 2018
    Market Realist12 days ago

    Bed Bath & Beyond Beat Analysts’ EPS Expectations in Q3 2018

    Bed Bath & Beyond Gives Optimistic Fiscal 2019 EPS Guidance (Continued from Prior Part) ## Third-quarter performance In the third quarter of 2018, Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) posted adjusted EPS of $0.18, outperforming analysts’ EPS expectation of $0.17. However, year-over-year, the company’s EPS fell by 59.1% from $0.44 in the third quarter of 2017. ## Year-over-year EPS decline The decline in BBBY’s net margins more than offset the positive effects of revenue growth and share repurchases, resulting in a decline in BBBY’s third-quarter EPS. In the last four quarters, the company repurchased 5.9 million shares at the cost of $115.6 million. In the third quarter alone, the company repurchased 527,000 shares for ~$8 million. At the end of the third quarter, the company has ~$1.4 billion still available under its share repurchase program. ## Peer comparisons and outlook During the same period, Williams-Sonoma (WSM) and RH (RH) have posted EPS growth of 10.5% and 66.3%, respectively. For fiscal 2018, BBBY’s management expects its EPS to be around $2.0, which represents a fall of 35.9% from $3.12 in 2017. For fiscal 2019, the company’s management expects its EPS to be the same as that in 2018. ## Dividends On January 9, BBBY’s management announced quarterly dividends of $0.16, which will be paid on April 16, 2019, to shareholders on record as of March 15, 2019. As of January 9, the company’s dividend yield stood at 5.22% with its stock price trading at $12.26. In comparison, the dividend yield of peer Williams-Sonoma was at 3.21% on the same day. Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Bed Bath & Beyond’s Stock Rose on Optimistic Outlook * Part 2 - What Drove Bed Bath & Beyond’s Revenue in Q3? * Part 3 - Why Did Bed Bath & Beyond’s Q3 Net Margin Decline?

  • Why Did Bed Bath & Beyond’s Q3 Net Margin Decline?
    Market Realist13 days ago

    Why Did Bed Bath & Beyond’s Q3 Net Margin Decline?

    Bed Bath & Beyond Gives Optimistic Fiscal 2019 EPS Guidance (Continued from Prior Part) ## Third-quarter performance In the third quarter of 2018, Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) posted gross margin, EBIT margin, and net margin of 33.1%, 1.6%, and 0.8%, respectively. In comparison, these margins were at 35.2%, 3.7%, and 2.1% in the corresponding quarter of 2017. ## The decline in BBBY’s net margin The decline in gross margin and higher D&A (depreciation and amortization) and interest expenses lowered BBBY’s net margin. However, the decrease in SG&A (selling, general, and administrative) expenses and a lower effective tax rate offset some of the declines in the company’s net margin. During the quarter, BBBY’s gross margin declined from 35.2% to 33.1% due to lower merchandise margins and increased coupon expenses. The rise in average coupon amount increased coupon expenses, which were partially offset by fewer redemptions. The company’s SG&A expenses declined by 0.1% to 31.5% due to building sales, which contributed $28 million. However, the adoption of the new accounting standard increased the company’s advertising expense by $26 million, offsetting some of the declines in SG&A expenses. Also, during the quarter, the company’s increased spending on technology was offset by lower payroll-related expenses. The company’s interest expenses increased from 0.5% of the total sales in the third quarter of 2017 to 0.7% during the quarter. However, the effective tax rate for the quarter declined to 9.2% from 33.4% in the third quarter of 2017. ## Peer comparisons During the same period, Williams-Sonoma (WSM) and RH (RH) posted net margins of 5.7% and 7.3%, respectively. Next, we’ll look at BBBY’s third-quarter EPS. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Bed Bath & Beyond’s Stock Rose on Optimistic Outlook * Part 2 - What Drove Bed Bath & Beyond’s Revenue in Q3? * Part 4 - Bed Bath & Beyond Beat Analysts’ EPS Expectations in Q3 2018

  • What Drove Bed Bath & Beyond’s Revenue in Q3?
    Market Realist13 days ago

    What Drove Bed Bath & Beyond’s Revenue in Q3?

    Bed Bath & Beyond Gives Optimistic Fiscal 2019 EPS Guidance (Continued from Prior Part) ## Third-quarter revenue Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) posted Q3 revenue of $3.03 billion, which represents a rise of 2.6% from $2.95 billion in the third quarter of fiscal 2017. However, due to lower-than-expected SSSG (same-store sales growth), the company’s revenue fell marginally short of analysts’ revenue expectation of $3.04 billion. ## Year-over-year revenue growth BBBY’s revenue growth was driven by the calendar shift, which resulted in the post-Thanksgiving week fallin in the third quarter, whereas in the previous year, it was included in the fourth quarter. However, some of the sales growth was offset by inventory optimization initiatives taken by the company’s management. By the end of the quarter, BBBY operated 1,550 stores compared to 1,558 stores at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2017. In the last four quarters, the company has increased the number of its World Market stores by two units, buybuy BABY stores by four units, and also has opened two One Kings Lane stores. However, during the same period, the unit count of Bed Bath & Beyond stores has declined by 15 units, and the unit count of Christmas Tree Shops has fallen by one unit. In the fourth quarter, BBBY’s SSSG has declined by 1.8% against analysts’ expectation of a decline of 0.3%. The decline in the transaction at the stores lowered the company’s SSSG, which was partially offset by an increase in average ticket size. During the quarter, the company’s customer-facing digital channels posted strong sales, but the SSSG at its stores declined in the mid-single digits. ## Peer comparisons and outlook During the same period, Williams-Sonoma (WSM) and RH (RH) have posted revenue growth of 4.4% and 7.8%, respectively. Accounting for the shift in the Thanksgiving week to the third quarter and one less week of operation, BBBY’s management expects its revenue to decline in the low double-digit percentage range in the fourth quarter. For 2018, the management expects its revenue to fall by 1.0% with its SSSG also expected to fall by 1.0%. For fiscal 2019, BBBY’s management expects its SSSG to decline in the low single-digit percentage range with transactions at its stores continuing to fall. Next, we’ll look at BBBY’s margins. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Bed Bath & Beyond’s Stock Rose on Optimistic Outlook * Part 3 - Why Did Bed Bath & Beyond’s Q3 Net Margin Decline? * Part 4 - Bed Bath & Beyond Beat Analysts’ EPS Expectations in Q3 2018

  • Bed Bath & Beyond’s Stock Rose on Optimistic Outlook
    Market Realist13 days ago

    Bed Bath & Beyond’s Stock Rose on Optimistic Outlook

    Bed Bath & Beyond Gives Optimistic Fiscal 2019 EPS Guidance ## Third-quarter performance Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) posted its third-quarter earnings of fiscal 2018 after the market closed on January 9. For the quarter ended on December 1, the company posted adjusted EPS of $0.18 on revenues of $3.03 billion. Year-over-year, the company’s revenue increased by 2.6%, while its adjusted EPS declined by 59.1%. ## Stock performance During the quarter, Bed Bath & Beyond outperformed analysts’ EPS expectation of $0.17 but fell short of revenue expectations of $3.04 billion. The company’s SSSG declined by 1.8% during the quarter, while analysts were expecting the company’s SSSG to fall by 0.3%. Although BBBY failed to meet analysts’ sales estimates, the company’s stock price rose 16.8% in the aftermarket trading hours on January 9 due to optimistic 2019 EPS guidance provided by the company’s management. During the earnings call, BBBY’s management stated that it’s ahead of the scheduled plan in achieving its long-term financial goals, and expects the company’s EPS for 2019 to be around $2.0, which was higher than analysts’ expectations. Analysts had forecasted BBBY’s EPS to decline by 21% in fiscal 2019. The higher-than-expected 2019 EPS guidance appears to have increased investors’ confidence, leading to a rise in BBBY’s stock price. ## Year-to-date stock performance Last year was tough for BBBY with its stock price losing 48.5% of its value. However, the company has started 2019 on a strong note. As of December 9, the company’s stock has returned 8.3% since the beginning of 2019. During the same period, peers Williams-Sonoma (WSM) and RH (RH) have returned 6.1% and 9.6%, respectively. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB), which has invested ~21% of its holdings in home improvement and furnishing companies, has returned 8.9% YTD. ## Series overview In this series, we’ll look at BBBY’s performance in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 and compare it with analysts’ expectations. We’ll also cover management’s guidance for fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019. Let’s start by looking at BBBY’s third-quarter revenue. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 2 - What Drove Bed Bath & Beyond’s Revenue in Q3? * Part 3 - Why Did Bed Bath & Beyond’s Q3 Net Margin Decline? * Part 4 - Bed Bath & Beyond Beat Analysts’ EPS Expectations in Q3 2018