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Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM) went down by -0.38% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $194.69. The company’s stock price has collected 1.50% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 06/04/21 that WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC. BRANDS CELEBRATE PRIDE AND PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TREVOR PROJECT

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Is It Worth Investing in Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE :WSM) Right Now?

Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 15.09 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for WSM is at 1.66. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 26 who provided ratings for Williams-Sonoma Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 15 rated it as “hold,” and 3 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $181.44, which is $1.49 above the current price. WSM currently public float of 74.43M and currently shorts hold a 8.15% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of WSM was 1.47M shares.

WSM’s Market Performance

WSM stocks went up by 1.50% for the week, with a monthly drop of -7.99% and a quarterly performance of 23.96%, while its annual performance rate touched 97.46%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.38% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.43% for Williams-Sonoma Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -0.95% for WSM stocks with a simple moving average of 30.52% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of WSM

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WSM stocks, with BofA Securities repeating the rating for WSM by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for WSM in the upcoming period, according to BofA Securities is $180 based on the research report published on June 01st of the current year 2021.

Credit Suisse, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WSM reach a price target of $117. The rating they have provided for WSM stocks is “Underperform” according to the report published on May 19th, 2021.

Cowen gave a rating of “Outperform” to WSM, setting the target price at $214 in the report published on April 08th of the current year.

WSM Trading at -4.08% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought WSM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -14.39% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.43%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.38%, as shares sank -0.84% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -9.41% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, WSM rose by +1.50%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +67.92% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $168.20. In addition, Williams-Sonoma Inc. saw 63.67% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WSM starting from Benson Marta, who sale 30,000 shares at the price of $165.47 back on Jun 04. After this action, Benson Marta now owns 29,667 shares of Williams-Sonoma Inc., valued at $4,963,984 using the latest closing price.

SIMMONS SABRINA, the Director of Williams-Sonoma Inc., sale 1,107 shares at $172.68 during a trade that took place back on Jun 02, which means that SIMMONS SABRINA is holding 13,624 shares at $191,157 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for WSM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +13.98 for the present operating margin
  • +39.02 for the gross margin

The net margin for Williams-Sonoma Inc. stands at +10.04. The total capital return value is set at 31.39, while invested capital returns managed to touch 27.19. Equity return is now at value 38.40, with 12.00 for asset returns.

Based on Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM), the company’s capital structure generated 92.91 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 48.16. Total debt to assets is 32.91, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 62.08. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 32.18.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.55, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.15. The receivables turnover for the company is 53.10 and the total asset turnover is 1.56. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.34.

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