Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Holdings Raised by Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.

Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) by 1.4% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 14,480 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 199 shares during the quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Williams-Sonoma were worth $731,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Capital Research Global Investors lifted its holdings in Williams-Sonoma by 4.4% in the third quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 8,382,865 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $550,922,000 after acquiring an additional 352,295 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Williams-Sonoma by 7.6% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,270,491 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $477,817,000 after buying an additional 515,402 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc increased its position in shares of Williams-Sonoma by 7.6% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 7,270,491 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $477,817,000 after buying an additional 515,402 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Williams-Sonoma by 0.3% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,153,262 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $75,791,000 after buying an additional 2,974 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LSV Asset Management increased its position in shares of Williams-Sonoma by 7.2% in the third quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,131,695 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $74,374,000 after buying an additional 75,900 shares in the last quarter.

Williams-Sonoma stock opened at $58.16 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $4.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.11, a P/E/G ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.94. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has a 52 week low of $45.01 and a 52 week high of $73.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 1.54 and a quick ratio of 0.38.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, January 25th were given a dividend of $0.43 per share. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 24th. Williams-Sonoma’s dividend payout ratio is presently 47.65%.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on WSM. Credit Suisse Group set a $55.00 price target on Williams-Sonoma and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 5th. Wedbush set a $63.00 price target on Williams-Sonoma and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 16th. Loop Capital dropped their price target on Williams-Sonoma to $58.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 16th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut Williams-Sonoma from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 19th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a research report on Monday, November 19th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.40.

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Williams-Sonoma Profile

Williams-Sonoma, Inc operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. It operates through two segments, E-commerce and Retail. The company offers cooking, dining, and entertaining products, including cookware, tools, electrics, cutlery, tabletop and bar, outdoor, furniture, and a library of cookbooks under the Williams Sonoma brand, as well as home furnishings and decorative accessories under the Williams Sonoma Home brand; and furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, tabletop, outdoor, and decorative accessories under the Pottery Barn brand.

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