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Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,911 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $141,000 after purchasing an additional 274 shares during the last quarter. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) has risen 0.69% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in WSM. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its stake in Williams-Sonoma by 132.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,128,342 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $489,461,000 after acquiring an additional 9,047,189 shares during the period. Moreover, Goelzer Investment has 0.7% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Logan Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Williams Sonoma Inc Com (WSM) by 67.02% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. 1832 Asset Management L.P. bought a new position in shares of Williams-Sonoma during the third quarter worth about $2,365,000. Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC lifted its position in Williams-Sonoma by 828.3% during the second quarter. Creative Planning stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. The stock declined 1.30% or $0.67 reaching $50.74 on the news. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $49.00 target price on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. If you are reading this article on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark and copyright laws. Kings Point reported 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Williams-Sonoma, Inc". (NYSE:WSM). Raymond James Fincl Incorporated holds 0% or 8,758 shares in its portfolio. Smith Graham & Co Investment Advisors Lp acquired 14,210 shares as Williams (WSM)'s stock rose 2.93%. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $48.14 and its 200 day moving average price is $48.97.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (DE)'s P/E ratio is 13.90 and the market value is 4.12B. The lowest target is $52.0 while the high is $61.0.

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 23rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.20 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.20 billion. Williams-Sonoma had a net margin of 5.96% and a return on equity of 25.43%. The company's revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. They expect $-0.56 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $-0.56 per share. Analysts predict that Williams-Sonoma will post $3.59 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 28th were issued a $0.39 dividend. This dividend amount will represent a yield of $3.09. The ex-dividend date will be Wednesday the 19th of July 2017. Williams-Sonoma's payout ratio is presently 44.18%.

Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on the company. On Monday, November 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to "Neutral". Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Williams-Sonoma from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $50.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. (NYSE:WSM). Goldman Sachs Grp Inc accumulated 464,752 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Telsey Advisory has "Outperform" rating and $61.0 target. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their price target on Williams-Sonoma from $49.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a "sector perform" rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Jefferies Group has a "Hold" rating and a $54.00 price objective on the stock.

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