Williams-Sonoma Inc. [NYSE: WSM] stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.35% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 5.99%. The company report on October 8, 2020 that WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC. ANNOUNCES PLANS TO FURTHER ENHANCE
THE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM), a leading home specialty retailer of high-quality, sustainable products for the home, announced today its plans to further enhance the shopping experience this holiday season, with a focus on the health and safety of its associates and customers.
“We know how important the holidays are to our customers. It is a time to connect and celebrate with loved ones, especially in a year that has been challenging like no other. We are adapting to our customers’ evolving needs and focusing on helping them enjoy their time at home this holiday season,” said Laura Alber, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Over the last 12 months, WSM stock rose by 52.33%. The one-year Williams-Sonoma Inc. stock forecast points to a potential downside of -6.35. The average equity rating for WSM stock is currently 2.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for the stock reached $7.69 billion, with 77.78 million shares outstanding and 76.92 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.16M shares, WSM stock reached a trading volume of 1798581 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Guru’s Opinion on 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 $94.19 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.
Telsey Advisory Group have made an estimate for Williams-Sonoma Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on August 27, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on August 21, 2020, representing the official price target for Williams-Sonoma Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $90, while Wells Fargo analysts kept a Equal Weight rating on WSM stock. On May 29, 2020, analysts increased their price target for WSM shares from 80 to 90.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Williams-Sonoma Inc. is set at 3.09, with the Price to Sales ratio for WSM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.28. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.84, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 12.35. Price to Free Cash Flow for WSM in the course of the last twelve months was 15.06 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.
WSM Stock Performance Analysis:
Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.99. With this latest performance, WSM shares gained by 10.44% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 95.07% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 52.33% 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 66.65, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 73.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 63.63 for Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 91.85, while it was recorded at 98.39 for the last single week of trading, and 74.44 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Williams-Sonoma Inc. 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 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.
WSM Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Williams-Sonoma Inc. posted 1.02/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.02/share. 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 9.37%.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $7,731 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 0.90% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, holding 7,680,430 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $769.35 million in WSM stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $733.32 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 August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 211 institutional holders increased their position in Williams-Sonoma Inc. [NYSE:WSM] by around 9,919,955 shares. Additionally, 228 investors decreased positions by around 11,849,969 shares, while 48 investors held positions by with 55,410,587 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 77,180,511 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WSM stock had 95 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,506,093 shares, while 49 institutional investors sold positions of 3,259,988 shares during the same period.