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.

WSM was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 65, which equates to a potential upside of 40.36 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 40, implying a possible loss of -13.63 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.56 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of WSM is 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.