Wells Fargo slashes price target on Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM] – find out why.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. [NYSE: WSM] closed the trading session at $94.58 on 08/14/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $93.29, while the highest price level was $95.81.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 28.79 percent and weekly performance of 1.51 percent. The stock has been moved at 27.78 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 12.09 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 42.18 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.38M shares, WSM reached to a volume of 1000538 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WSM shares is $78.13 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WSM stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wells Fargo have made an estimate for Williams-Sonoma Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal Weight, with their previous recommendation back on June 18, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wedbush raised their target price from $80 to $90. The new note on the price target was released on May 29, 2020, representing the official price target for Williams-Sonoma Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $70 to $77, while UBS kept a Neutral rating on WSM stock. On May 29, 2020, analysts increased their price target for WSM shares from 80 to 98.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Williams-Sonoma Inc. is set at 2.66, with the Price to Sales ratio for WSM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.24. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.99, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 11.18. Price to Free Cash Flow for WSM in the course of the last twelve months was 17.62 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

WSM stock trade performance evaluation

Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.51. With this latest performance, WSM shares gained by 12.09% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 27.78% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 50.39% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WSM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 68.78, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 75.12, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 66.90 for Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 85.78, while it was recorded at 93.75 for the last single week of trading, and 70.13 for the last 200 days.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM] shares currently have an operating margin of +8.45 and a Gross Margin at +36.26. Williams-Sonoma Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +6.04.

Return on Total Capital for WSM is now 23.12, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 18.81. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 29.78, with Return on Assets sitting at 10.37. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 131.27. Additionally, WSM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 56.76, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 40.02. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 88.57, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 38.30.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM] managed to generate an average of $13,187 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 53.90 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.72.Williams-Sonoma Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Williams-Sonoma Inc. posted 0.87/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.84/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 3.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WSM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Williams-Sonoma Inc. go to -3.45%.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $7,387 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WSM stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 7,867,032, which is approximately 4.31% of the company’s market cap and around 1.00% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, holding 7,680,430 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $726.41 million in WSM stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $692.39 million in WSM stock with ownership of nearly 2.969% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Williams-Sonoma Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 211 institutional holders increased their position in Williams-Sonoma Inc. [NYSE:WSM] by around 10,982,495 shares. Additionally, 229 investors decreased positions by around 11,346,147 shares, while 48 investors held positions by with 55,779,419 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 78,108,061 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WSM stock had 93 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,948,729 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 3,242,279 shares during the same period.

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