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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WSM. The maximum price target given was 65, implying a possible profit of 40.36 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 40, implying potential capital losses of -13.63 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.83 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

WSM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.75 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WSM hit 57.40 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 P/E 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 market cap of WSM is $4.04 billion. WSM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.