Analyst Ratings for Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, WSM received an average rating of Hold.

28 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 6 gave WSM a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 18 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for WSM by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 65, which equates to a potential upside of 40.36 percent. The lowest price target was 40, implying a possible loss of -13.63 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -0.83 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.56 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

WSM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.75 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. WSM has a PEG ratio of 4.9.

WSM has a 52-week high of 57.40 and a 52-week low of 43.96. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 5.35 percent, and 19.32 percent below the high. WSM has a price/earnings ratio of 13.47. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WSM value stock report compares WSM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.04 billion. WSM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.