WSM - Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

NYSE - Nasdaq Real-time price. Currency in USD
72.86
+0.40 (+0.55%)
At close: 4:02PM EST
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Previous close72.46
Open72.79
Bid72.74 x 800
Ask75.00 x 3100
Day's range72.27 - 73.61
52-week range45.01 - 73.61
Volume901,414
Avg. volume1,122,343
Market cap5.685B
Beta (3Y monthly)0.87
PE ratio (TTM)16.64
EPS (TTM)4.38
Earnings date21 Nov 2019
Forward dividend & yield1.92 (2.65%)
Ex-dividend date2019-10-24
1y target est67.13
  • Warren Buffett Finds Wrong Elephant
    Bloomberg

    Warren Buffett Finds Wrong Elephant

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has $128 billion of cash. There is almost no purchase too large for the company — in fact, large is exactly what investors are waiting for. And yet, the only stock Berkshire bought last quarter was a dinky retailer, RH.Berkshire disclosed in a regulatory filing Thursday that it took a $212 million stake in RH, a California-based home-furnishings chain valued at $3.3 billion. Buffett could even buy the entire company and it’d still be a puny deal for him. But it was a big deal for RH, because the shares surged 9% in after-hours trading and held near that level early Friday morning.I admit I didn’t even recognize the retailer’s name at first. RH used to be called Restoration Hardware, a place that sells $6,000 linen sofas and elongated wooden dining tables with “forthright silhouettes.” The company shrank its name and supersized its stores, an effort to target a more upscale clientele. It’s even installed some on-site restaurants, a little nourishment to help one ponder a new addition to the ski house. That’s partly what makes RH such a funny investment for Buffett. Not only is the billionaire known for his down-to-earth lifestyle — he’s lived in the same fairly modest house for more than 60 years — but he’s also usually drawn to businesses that mirror the America he sees from his unassuming Omaha office: railroads, truck stops, Dairy Queens, the Nebraska Furniture Mart. Furthermore, Berkshire tends not to waste time on minority stakes in small, specialty chains; its only other retail holdings are Amazon.com Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp., companies valued at $870 billion and $134 billion, respectively. RH was the only new position Berkshire took in the latest quarter, aside from buying common shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp., in which it already purchased $10 billion of preferred equity (part of a financing deal to assist the oil and gas explorer in its takeover of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.). All in all, it was another dull period for Berkshire, whose last splashy stock pick was Amazon earlier in the year. With U.S. equities still on the rise, Buffett, 89, and his investing deputies are struggling to find cheap candidates. Whoever made the call on RH — Todd Combs, Ted Weschler or the Oracle himself — he may have had prescient timing. At the end of May, RH’s price-to-earnings ratio hit a low, and the shares have doubled since then, taking a big leg up in September. That said, RH’s overnight gains drove the shares above analysts’ average target level, which is $181 apiece. “The business remains tough to predict and we believe expectations may now be somewhat elevated,” Bobby Griffin, an analyst for Raymond James & Associates who has the equivalent of a “hold” rating on RH, wrote in a Sept. 11 report, citing the China tariffs and a slowdown in high-end U.S. housing. Similarly, Gordon Haskett Research Advisors wrote to clients Sept. 10 that the firm finds other retailers such as Wayfair Inc., Williams-Sonoma Inc. and At Home Group Inc. more attractive. At the end of the day, though, no matter how RH performs, it won’t have much of an impact on Berkshire’s portfolio. Another quarter has passed without a major acquisition by Berkshire, its cash pile hitting a record yet again. RH may sell a $449 wool felt elephant, but it isn’t the kind of elephant Buffett is after. The wait continues.To contact the author of this story: Tara Lachapelle at tlachapelle@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at bewilliams@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Tara Lachapelle is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the business of entertainment and telecommunications, as well as broader deals. She previously wrote an M&A column for Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?
    Zacks

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: RH, Ethan Allen Interiors, At Home and Williams-Sonoma
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    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: RH, Ethan Allen Interiors, At Home and Williams-Sonoma

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  • RH Surges 46% Year to Date: Can the Bull Run Continue?
    Zacks

    RH Surges 46% Year to Date: Can the Bull Run Continue?

    Strong core RH business, solid performance of new galleries and continuous expansion of RH Hospitality are likely to help RH to grow further.

  • Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) Has A Pretty Healthy Balance Sheet
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    Zacks.com featured highlights include: Williams-Sonoma, Dell Technologies, T-Mobile US, Vistra Energy and Crown Castle International

    Zacks.com featured highlights include: Williams-Sonoma, Dell Technologies, T-Mobile US, Vistra Energy and Crown Castle International

  • 5 Top Ranked Stocks With Strong Sales Growth to Buy Now
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    Strong sales growth is one of the most important characteristics of potential winners in the stock market.

  • Is It Smart To Buy Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend?
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  • Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Hits 52-Week High, Can the Run Continue?
    Zacks

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Hits 52-Week High, Can the Run Continue?

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) is at a 52-week high, but can investors hope for more gains in the future? We take a look at the company's fundamentals for clues.

  • RH's Focus on Hospitality, New Galleries to Drive Sales
    Zacks

    RH's Focus on Hospitality, New Galleries to Drive Sales

    New initiatives across gallery openings, expansion in hospitality and RH brand extension are expected to boost RH's growth.

  • Does Williams-Sonoma, Inc.'s (NYSE:WSM) CEO Salary Reflect Performance?
    Simply Wall St.

    Does Williams-Sonoma, Inc.'s (NYSE:WSM) CEO Salary Reflect Performance?

    Laura Alber became the CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) in 2010. First, this article will compare CEO...

  • Here's Why Momentum Investors Will Love Williams-Sonoma (WSM)
    Zacks

    Here's Why Momentum Investors Will Love Williams-Sonoma (WSM)

    Does Williams-Sonoma (WSM) have what it takes to be a top stock pick for momentum investors? Let's find out.

  • Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Up 4.4% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
    Zacks

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Up 4.4% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • Looking for Value? Why It Might Be Time to Try Williams-Sonoma (WSM)
    Zacks

    Looking for Value? Why It Might Be Time to Try Williams-Sonoma (WSM)

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) seems to be a good value pick, as it has decent revenue metrics to back up its earnings, and is seeing solid earnings estimate revisions as well.

  • Zacks

    Here's Why Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Stock is a Must Buy Now

    Although Williams-Sonoma (WSM) is witnessing higher shipping costs, focus on digital initiatives, new product introductions, store remodels and furniture is likely to drive growth.

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    WSM vs. TPX: Which Stock Should Value Investors Buy Now?

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  • At Home (HOME) Adds Four Stores, Boosts Superstore Count
    Zacks

    At Home (HOME) Adds Four Stores, Boosts Superstore Count

    At Home (HOME) expands its superstore count through the launch of four stores in the Midwest and Florida.

  • RH Raises FY19 EPS Guidance on Closing of $350M Offerings
    Zacks

    RH Raises FY19 EPS Guidance on Closing of $350M Offerings

    RH boosts fiscal 2019 and 2020 profit expectations.

  • Should You Like Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s (NYSE:WSM) High Return On Capital Employed?
    Simply Wall St.

    Should You Like Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s (NYSE:WSM) High Return On Capital Employed?

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  • Here is Why Growth Investors Should Buy Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Now
    Zacks

    Here is Why Growth Investors Should Buy Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Now

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) is well positioned to outperform the market, as it exhibits above-average growth in financials.

  • Zacks

    RH Q2 Earnings & Revenues Beat, View Up, Shares Rise 3.5%

    Higher revenues and margins help RH to post better-than-expected fiscal Q2 earnings.

  • At Home's Store Opening Strategy Bodes Well, Costs High
    Zacks

    At Home's Store Opening Strategy Bodes Well, Costs High

    At Home's (HOME) store opening and marketing strategies bode well. However, higher occupancy, preopening and advertising expenses are concerns.

  • How Trump's trade war with China is impacting this big home furnishings retailer
    Yahoo Finance

    How Trump's trade war with China is impacting this big home furnishings retailer

    At Home is doing what it can to navigate President Trump's trade war with China. CEO Lee Bird joins Yahoo Finance to talk about the war's impact on the retailer.