The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) has increased by 2.06 when compared to last closing price of 158.14. Despite this, the company has experienced a 7.72% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. MarketBeat reported 2023-11-15 that The world of financial markets can be a brutal jungle, filled with dangers at every turn and businesses going bankrupt or turning billionaires almost overnight. Today, some of these risks and uncertain turning points have been assessed to bring you a sensible list of companies that can be termed as value stocks.

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

The price-to-earnings ratio for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) is above average at 11.15x, while the 36-month beta value is 1.51.Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 5 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 14 as “hold,” and 5 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) is $150.97, which is -$10.16 below the current market price. The public float for WSM is 59.99M, and currently, short sellers hold a 13.67% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of WSM on November 16, 2023 was 1.13M shares.

WSM’s Market Performance

The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) has seen a 7.72% increase in the past week, with a -1.27% drop in the past month, and a 22.63% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.90%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.57% for WSM. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 6.16% for WSM stock, with a simple moving average of 22.30% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of WSM

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WSM stocks, with Jefferies repeating the rating for WSM by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for WSM in the upcoming period, according to Jefferies is $144 based on the research report published on October 31, 2023 of the current year 2023.

WSM Trading at 6.65% 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 -1.87% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.57%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.90%, as shares surge +0.66% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +14.63% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, WSM rose by +7.72%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +19.60% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $152.08. In addition, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. saw 40.44% 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 ALBER LAURA, who sale 1,811 shares at the price of $150.00 back on Nov 09. After this action, ALBER LAURA now owns 563,698 shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., valued at $271,650 using the latest closing price.

ALBER LAURA, the PRESIDENT & CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., sale 100,000 shares at $150.00 during a trade that took place back on Sep 25, which means that ALBER LAURA is holding 565,835 shares at $15,000,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for WSM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

The net margin for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. stands at +13.00. The total capital return value is set at 49.95, while invested capital returns managed to touch 39.97. Equity return is now at value 66.55, with 21.70 for asset returns.

Based on Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM), the company’s capital structure generated 84.87 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 45.91. Total debt to assets is 30.96, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 71.23. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 38.53.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.36, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.15. The receivables turnover for the company is 70.13 and the total asset turnover is 1.87. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.24.


In a nutshell, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) has experienced a better performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.