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 lowest price target was 40, implying potential capital losses 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. That number becomes -0.83 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.