Oppenheimer Comments on Williams-Sonoma's FY2019 Earnings (NYSE:WSM)

About 7.85 million shares traded.

Geode Capital Management LLC trimmed its position in shares of Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) by 15.5% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It has underperformed by 5.83% the S&P500. Analysts are expecting that the company may be attaining earnings growth of 11.10% for next five years. The hedge fund held 20,320 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.44M, down from 24,577 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Athena Capital Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 17.32% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The Stock price down move to its 20 SMA, receiving consideration form Day Traders as 20-SMA is the last stop on the bus for short-term traders. About 1.57 million shares traded. Since April 14, 2017 WSM has risen 5.72% and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.12% the S&P500.

Analysts await Post Holdings, Inc. The stock has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Sunday, August 30. 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 stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) rating on Friday, November 18. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 24th. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $521.0 target. The firm has "Neutral" rating by DA Davidson given on Wednesday, April 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 42 investors sold BLK shares while 325 reduced holdings. (NYSE:WSM). Manchester Llc owns 0% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Synovus Fincl invested in 0.05% or 56,344 shares. Parkside Commercial Bank has invested 0.03% in Applied Materials, Inc. (NYSE:POST) or 5,730 shares. Amer Century stated it has 0.57% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. Plancorp Lc reported 35,881 shares stake.

Grace & White Inc, which manages about $820.58M and $497.57M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Dawson Geophysical Co New Com (TGE) by 103,432 shares to 1.04 million shares, valued at $5.19M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 30,758 shares. Chem National Bank reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 615,800 shares. Midas reported 48,500 shs or 1% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Alpha Windward Limited has invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0.05% in Applied Materials, Inc. California-based Reilly Finance Advisors Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Kiltearn Partners LLP now owns 1,185,347 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $61,282,000 after buying an additional 20,300 shares in the last quarter. $922,050 worth of Applied Materials, Inc.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 3 buys, and 3 insider sales for $6.93 million activity. Retirement Sys Of Alabama holds 0.03% or 100,496 shares in its portfolio. It also reduced its holding in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) by 5,332 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7,125 shares, and cut its stake in Evine Live Inc (NASDAQ:EVLV). Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 15% are positive. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Williams-Sonoma from $54.00 to $58.00 and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. (NYSE:WSM) on Monday, August 22 with "Neutral" rating. The stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to "Underweight" on Friday, November 17. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating given on Thursday, August 24 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, March 17, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The company rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, March 14. The stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Thursday, March 15. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Canaccord Genuity. Williams-Sonoma's payout ratio is 43.21%. (NYSE:WSM) rating on Tuesday, January 2. Barclays Capital has "Sell" rating and $45.0 target. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, May 26 with "Hold". BTIG Research lifted their target price on Williams-Sonoma to $47.00 and gave the company a "sell" rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th.

Big Money Sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped due to Williams-Sonoma, Inc. positioning: 41 sold and 112 reduced. 53 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. First Manhattan reported 3,187 shares. The Virginia-based Flippin Bruce Porter Incorporated has invested 0.77% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). 23,227 were accumulated by Metropolitan Life Insur Ny. After $6.24 actual earnings per share reported by BlackRock, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.53% EPS growth. Victory Cap Mgmt stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Hutchinson Cap Mngmt Ca holds 4.77% or 355,512 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Management Limited Liability Corp owns 16,189 shares. Wealthtrust holds 94 shares. 8,200 were reported by Amp Limited. Holowesko Prtnrs reported 3.02% stake. This information may indicate the potential future range of the stock and how volatile the shares are.

WSM registered $5.78 million net activity with 0 insider buys and 2 selling transactions since March 19, 2018. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Buy". (NYSE:WSM) or 4,261 shares. (NYSE:WSM) to "Underweight" rating.

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