Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Shares in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Acquired by HAP Trading LLC

Shares in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Acquired by HAP Trading LLC

It increased, as 45 investors sold WSM shares while 88 reduced holdings.

"Outward brings proprietary and transformative technology at the forefront of our industry, and we welcome them to WSI", said Laura Alber, Williams-Sonoma president and CEO. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its position in Williams-Sonoma by 100.0% in the second quarter. Over the past month the firm's stock is 4.07%, 21.34% for the last quarter, 6.89% for the past six-months and 1.85% for the previous year. Great West Life Assurance Co. Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,785 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $135,000 after acquiring an additional 2,485 shares in the last quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 3,750 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $182,000 after purchasing an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 98.93% of the company's stock. The day started at a price of $4.41 but then traded as high as $4.55 before giving part of the gains back. (NYSE:WSM) traded up 0.54% during trading on Friday, reaching $48.39.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) exchanged hands 2,879,708 shares versus average trading capacity of 1.63M shares, while its relative trading volume is 1.76. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. The stock has a market cap of $4,354.59, a PE ratio of 14.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.91. The specialty retailer reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.84. The company now has a Return on Equity of 25.50% and Return on Investment of 24.50%. The business had revenue of $1.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.29 billion. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 27th will be issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.06%. The rating was maintained by N+1 Singer with "Corporate" on Thursday, October 29. Wayfair, for example, has been aggressive in establishing a large 3-D image library, and Williams-Sonoma may be intent on doing the same. Williams-Sonoma had 89 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, March 17 report.

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On October 12, 2017 Stifel Nicolaus released a research note on WSM giving it an initial rating of "Hold". The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, May 26 with "Hold". The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $51.49. Current price level places the company's stock about -19.54% from the 52-week high and 6.92% away from the 52-week low. As per Friday, September 18, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Williams-Sonoma presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $51.58. The total value of its holdings decreased 12.7%. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated it with "Buy" rating and $165.0 target in Thursday, September 28 report. If you are viewing this story on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide copyright and trademark law.

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E-commerce revenues accounted for 53.1% of all revenues, while brick-and-mortar stores generated 46.9% of the total. 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 Business's retail stores. (NYSE:WSM). Grace & White New York holds 0.51% or 47,900 shares.

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