Williams-Sonoma, Inc. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.39 (WSM)

The legal version of this article can be viewed at https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/06/16/credit-suisse-group-ag-reiterates-hold-rating-for-williams-sonoma-inc-wsm-updated-updated.html. (NYSE:WSM) by 147.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). They now have a $44.00 target price on the specialty retailer's stock. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned approximately 0.17% of Williams-Sonoma worth $7,894,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of WSM. Invictus RG bought a new position in Williams-Sonoma during the first quarter worth $122,000. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 22,479 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $1,224,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the period. Delivers Another Solid Quarter", Businesswire.com published: "Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Creative Planning raised its position in shares of Williams-Sonoma by 3.8% in the first quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 2,250 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. bought a new position in shares of Williams-Sonoma during the fourth quarter valued at $123,000. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,107 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $113,000 after buying an additional 217 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 97.56% of the company's stock.

Shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) opened at 47.97 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $4.16 billion, a PE ratio of 13.99 and a beta of 0.88. Williams-Sonoma has a 52 week low of $45.68 and a 52 week high of $57.40. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $50.18 and a 200 day moving average of $50.63.

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 24th. The specialty retailer reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.11 billion. Williams-Sonoma had a net margin of 5.99% and a return on equity of 25.51%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.53 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Williams-Sonoma will post $3.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Investors of record on Friday, July 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.39 per share by the specialty retailer on Friday, August 25th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.25%. Williams-Sonoma's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 45.35%.

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