why Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $94.81

Williams-Sonoma Inc. [NYSE: WSM] traded at a high on 11/04/20, posting a 2.64 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $98.79. The company report on October 27, 2020 that Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Provides Additional Pandemic Support with Store Associate Bonus and

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM), a leading specialty retailer of high-quality, sustainable products for the home, announced that it is providing all store associates with a pandemic bonus ranging from $300 to $500. This is in addition to the continued pay and benefits for store associates working 12 hours or more weekly when the company’s stores were closed, as well as hourly wage increases provided earlier this year.

The company also remains committed to supporting its distribution center associates. In addition to the bonuses paid at the beginning of the pandemic and increased hourly wages earlier this year, the company is further increasing its distribution center associates’ pay by $2 per hour for this holiday peak selling season.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 1051414 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Williams-Sonoma Inc. stands at 3.74% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.31%.

The market cap for WSM stock reached $7.94 billion, with 77.78 million shares outstanding and 76.95 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.14M shares, WSM reached a trading volume of 1051414 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $94.81 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 3.39, with the Price to Sales ratio for WSM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.32. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.76, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 11.79. Price to Free Cash Flow for WSM in the course of the last twelve months was 15.55 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

How has WSM stock performed recently?

Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.30. With this latest performance, WSM shares gained by 1.64% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 47.84% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 45.09% 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 55.65, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 56.46, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.67 for Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 93.90, while it was recorded at 94.52 for the last single week of trading, and 76.66 for the last 200 days.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM]: Deeper insight into the 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.

Earnings analysis for Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM]

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%.

Insider trade positions for Williams-Sonoma Inc. [WSM]

There are presently around $7,414 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 $758.75 million in WSM stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $723.22 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 199 institutional holders increased their position in Williams-Sonoma Inc. [NYSE:WSM] by around 8,517,282 shares. Additionally, 235 investors decreased positions by around 10,153,188 shares, while 57 investors held positions by with 58,354,916 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 77,025,386 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WSM stock had 83 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,352,113 shares, while 48 institutional investors sold positions of 2,435,798 shares during the same period.

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