News articles about Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Williams-Sonoma earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.6394984569553 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Wedbush Equities Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.62 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
- Call buyers pick up position on Williams-Sonoma (WSM) (nasdaq.com)
Williams-Sonoma (WSM) traded up $1.04 during trading on Monday, reaching $55.49. The company had a trading volume of 1,296,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,209,311. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,670.00, a PE ratio of 15.72, a PEG ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 0.89. Williams-Sonoma has a 12 month low of $42.68 and a 12 month high of $55.89.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 25th will be given a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 24th. Williams-Sonoma’s payout ratio is 44.19%.
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Williams-Sonoma from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday. Moffett Nathanson initiated coverage on Williams-Sonoma in a report on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a report on Sunday, November 19th. Bank of America dropped their target price on Williams-Sonoma from $40.00 to $38.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Williams-Sonoma in a report on Friday, November 17th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $48.00 target price on the stock. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.25.
Williams-Sonoma Company Profile
Williams-Sonoma, Inc is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. The Company operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and the United Kingdom. It operates through two segments: 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.
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