Is there a Bearish outlook for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) this week?

February 3, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

 Is there a Bearish outlook for Williams Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) this week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.35, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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.
Vision Capital Management Inc holds 0.27% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 17,074 shares. Select Equity Group Lp accumulated 7.40 million shares or 2.8% of the stock. Afam invested in 41,002 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Twin Cap Mngmt holds 24,281 shares. Linscomb & Williams has invested 0.21% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Alliancebernstein Lp has invested 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Moreover, Winfield Incorporated has 0% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Voloridge Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 78,586 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Liability holds 39,561 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. The California-based California State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.02% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). The New York-based D E Shaw Com has invested 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Manchester Mgmt Lc reported 27 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bessemer Gru Inc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 25,475 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Com invested in 10,273 shares. Lsv Asset Management invested in 0.02% or 287,000 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 97 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 20 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 25 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Underperform” on Friday, November 17. As per Wednesday, October 26, the company rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, August 25 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Tuesday, January 2. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 17 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Thursday, September 14. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Monday, May 16. Below is a list of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) latest ratings and price target changes.

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
31/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 2.55% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $49.63. About 1.72M shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 0.69% since February 3, 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 $4.18 billion. It operates through two divisions, E-commerce and Retail. It has a 14.03 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: Nasdaq.com which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Williams Sonoma, First Republic Bank and Pembina Pipeline” on January 22, 2018, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 24, 2018”, Prnewswire.com published: “SleepScore Announces Exclusive Retail Partnership with Williams-Sonoma, Inc.” on January 04, 2018. More interesting news about Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) was released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group, LLC Buys The Kroger Co, Sells Williams …” with publication date: January 29, 2018.

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