Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) stock went on an upward path that rose over 3.36% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of more than -0.10%. Over the last 12 months, WSM stock dropped by 1.22%. The one-year WSM stock forecast points to a potential upside of 0.02, with the average price target set at $65.87 per share. The average equity rating for WSM stock is currently 3.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for WSM stock reached $5.25 billion, with 77.97 million shares outstanding and 77.21 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.37M shares, WSM reached a trading volume of 916,852 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $65.69 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 3.00. 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 Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on Aug-29-19. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on Jul-11-19, representing the official price target for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $68, while Gordon Haskett analysts kept a Accumulate rating on WSM stock. On May-31-19, analysts increased their price target for WSM shares from 42 to 45.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is set at 1.95, with the Price to Sales ratio for WSM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.90. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.71, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.55. Price to Free Cash Flow for WSM in the course of the last twelve months was 49.27 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.30.
Trading performance analysis for WSM stock
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.10. With this latest performance, WSM shares dropped by -1.49% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 16.15% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 1.22% 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 52.86, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.38, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.35 for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 66.46, while it was recorded at 65.99 for the last single week of trading, and 58.70 for the last 200 days.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM): A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) shares currently have an operating margin of +8.28 and a Gross Margin at +37.04. Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.88.
Return on Total Capital for WSM is now 31.76, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 22.56. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 28.29, with Return on Assets sitting at 11.92. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 25.93. Additionally, WSM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 20.59, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 10.65. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 25.93, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 20.59.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) managed to generate an average of $11,833 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 57.52 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 2.03. Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM): An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. posted 0.95/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.94/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 1.10%. 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 -1.30%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)
There are presently around $5,534 million, WSM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top institutional holders of WSM stocks are: 361 CAPITAL LLC with ownership of 11,336, which is approximately -0.352% of the company’s market cap and around 1.00% of the total institutional ownership; A.R.T. ADVISORS, LLC, holding 102,212 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $6.66 million in WSM stocks shares.
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 188 institutional holders increased their position in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) by around 6,875,408 shares. Additionally, 243 investors decreased positions by around 10,109,678 shares, while 57 investors held positions by with 68,004,661 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 84,989,747 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WSM stock had 51 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,479,299 shares, while 79 institutional investors sold positions of 2,463,300 shares during the same period.