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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 65, which equates to a potential upside of 40.36 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. 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. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of WSM to grow at a rate of 2.75 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of WSM is 4.9.

In the last 52-weeks, WSM has achieved a high of 57.40 and a low of 43.96. Today's price is 5.35 percent above the 52-week low, and 19.32 percent lower than its 52-week 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.