Insider Sale: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM)’s PRESIDENT WEST ELM BRAND James Brett Sold 16,355 shares

November 24, 2016 - By Marie Mckinney

Insider Sale: Williams Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM)'s PRESIDENT WEST ELM BRAND James Brett Sold 16,355 shares

James Brett Insider Sell

James Brett, an insider and also PRESIDENT WEST ELM BRAND of the exchange-traded company Williams Sonoma Inc made trade. He unloaded 16,355 shares of the corporation with the cashout valued at $891,184 U.S Dollars – based on an avg price of $54.5 for each one share. James now owns 27,091 shares accounting for 0.03% of the Company’s market cap

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) Ratings Coverage

Out of 22 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 6 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 14 “Hold”. This means 27% are positive. $103 is the highest target while $45 is the lowest. The $63.60 average target is 15.91% above today’s ($54.87) stock price. Williams-Sonoma has been the topic of 57 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, March 17 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, November 20. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Oppenheimer on Friday, September 4. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Thursday, March 17. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $63 target price in Monday, May 16 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, August 30 by Deutsche Bank. On Saturday, August 29 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Buy”. Buckingham Research downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, January 8 report.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.31 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.05, from 1.36 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 50 funds sold all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. shares owned while 90 reduced positions. 64 funds bought stakes while 127 increased positions. They now own 83.72 million shares or 5.85% more from 79.09 million shares in 2016Q1.

State Of Wisconsin Board holds 0.01% or 57,570 shares in its portfolio. Midas Corporation last reported 10,951 shares in the company. Mark Sheptoff Finance Planning Ltd Liability, a Connecticut-based fund reported 7,550 shares. Asset Mgmt owns 4,646 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Winfield Assocs has 0% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 15 shares. M&T Bank Corp accumulated 0.01% or 41,405 shares. The Nebraska-based Cwm Limited Company has invested 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 19,767 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The United Kingdom-based Pictet Asset Mngmt has invested 0.15% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). The California-based Wells Fargo Mn has invested 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Eaton Vance Mgmt owns 22,580 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. The New York-based Cowen Group has invested 0.12% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Peak6 Investments L P reported 36,887 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The Missouri-based Amer Century Companies has invested 0.06% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Geode Mngmt Ltd Llc has 0.02% invested in the company for 627,887 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since August 29, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $5.89 million net activity. ALBER LAURA sold 80,000 shares worth $4.26M. Another trade for 16,355 shares valued at $891,184 was sold by Brett James W. Jr. The insider Hayes Janet sold $747,510.

The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.06 during the last trading session, hitting $54.87. About 1.11M shares traded hands. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has declined 6.42% since April 21, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.75% the S&P500.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. The company has a market cap of $4.98 billion. The Firm operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and the United Kingdom. It has a 16.38 P/E ratio. It operates through two divisions: e-commerce and retail.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is specialty retailer of products for the home. The retail segment sells its products through its three retail concepts: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Hold Everything. The direct-to-customer segment sells similar products through its five direct-mail catalogs, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Hold Everything and Chambers, and the Internet.”

Analysts await Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) to report earnings on March, 15. They expect $1.53 earnings per share, down 1.29% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.55 per share. WSM’s profit will be $138.86 million for 8.97 P/E if the $1.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.79 actual earnings per share reported by Williams-Sonoma, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 93.67% EPS growth.

More news for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Moves Forward in a Tough Environment” on November 17, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Earnings Reaction History: Williams-Sonoma Inc., 58.3% Follow-Through ..” and published on November 17, 2016 is yet another important article.

WSM Company Profile

Williams-Sonoma, Inc., incorporated on March 8, 2011, is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. The Firm operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and the United Kingdom. It operates through two divisions: e-commerce and retail. 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 retail segment has various merchandising strategies, such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Rejuvenation, which sell its products through the Company’s retail stores.

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