Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC Increases Stake in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)

Invictus RG bought a new position in Williams-Sonoma during the first quarter worth $122,000. (NYSE:WSM) by 147.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). They now have a $44.00 price target on the specialty retailer's stock. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 135,439 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $7,262,000 after buying an additional 116,459 shares during the last quarter.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BTIM Corp. purchased a new position in shares of Williams-Sonoma during the first quarter worth about $29,472,000. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,107 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $113,000 after buying an additional 217 shares during the last quarter. First Interstate Bank boosted its position in Williams-Sonoma by 12.5% in the first quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 2,250 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank purchased a new position in shares of Williams-Sonoma during the fourth quarter worth about $36,265,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.55% of the company's stock.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. (WSM) opened at 47.97 on Monday. The company had a trading volume of 1,944,632 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $4.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.97 and a beta of 0.88. The company's 50-day moving average price is $50.18 and its 200-day moving average price is $50.63.

Ronna Sue Cohen increased its stake in Williams Sonoma Inc (WSM) by 63.75% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The specialty retailer reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.02. Williams-Sonoma had a return on equity of 25.51% and a net margin of 5.99%. The business had revenue of $1.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.11 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.53 earnings per share. Williams-Sonoma's revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Williams-Sonoma will post $3.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. Investors of record on Friday, July 21st will be paid a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.25%. Williams-Sonoma's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 45.35%.

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Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Gordon Haskett assumed coverage on Williams-Sonoma in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. They set an "accumulate" rating and a $61.00 price target on the stock. Wedbush reiterated a "neutral" rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a research report on Thursday, March 16th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a report on Thursday, March 16th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $44.00 price target on Williams-Sonoma and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, March 13th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Williams-Sonoma from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM)'s stock had its "hold" rating restated by stock analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 23rd, Marketbeat reports. Loop Capital initiated the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, January 4 report.

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