Hutchinson Capital Management Stake in Williams (WSM) Has Decreased as Shares Rose

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2018 Q2. Its down 0.44, from 1.24 in 2018Q1. It is negative, as 44 investors sold WSM shares while 142 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 87.17 million shares or 1.50% more from 85.88 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Btim stated it has 0.39% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Hanson Mcclain accumulated 40 shares. Bokf Na has invested 0.03% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Ledyard Comml Bank holds 80,104 shares or 0.59% of its portfolio. Suntrust Banks invested in 5,042 shares. Parametric Associates has invested 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Ironwood Invest Mgmt reported 0.44% stake. American Assets Investment Management Ltd Liability Co reported 1.04% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Reik Lc owns 174,433 shares for 3.3% of their portfolio. Sfe Counsel owns 4,898 shares. M&T Bancorp Corp invested 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Manchester Capital Limited Company holds 27 shares. Utd Ser Automobile Association owns 0.01% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 67,783 shares. Flippin Bruce And Porter reported 104,587 shares stake. Visionary Asset Mngmt reported 5,661 shares.

Since June 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $3.46 million activity. Shares for $300,259 were sold by Hayes Janet. 3,348 shares were sold by Bellos Alex, worth $203,759 on Thursday, June 14. Greener Anthony had sold 5,000 shares worth $302,550 on Monday, July 2.

Hutchinson Capital Management decreased its stake in Williams (WSM) by 26.03% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hutchinson Capital Management sold 91,918 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.41% with the market. The institutional investor held 261,266 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $16.04 million, down from 353,184 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hutchinson Capital Management who had been investing in Williams for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.46B market cap company. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $55.5. About 1.39 million shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 41.42% since December 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.80% the S&P500.

Analysts await Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) to report earnings on March, 13. They expect $1.97 EPS, up 17.26 % or $0.29 from last year’s $1.68 per share. WSM’s profit will be $158.17M for 7.04 P/E if the $1.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Williams-Sonoma, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 107.37 % EPS growth.

More notable recent Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “10 Stocks To Watch For November 15, 2018 – Benzinga” on November 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Williams-Sonoma -9% after comp miss – Seeking Alpha” published on November 15, 2018, Fool.com published: “Why Nordstrom, Gogo, and Williams-Sonoma Slumped Today – The Motley Fool” on November 16, 2018. More interesting news about Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “3 Retail Stocks That Will Have a Blue Christmas – Investorplace.com” published on November 26, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Recent Analysis Shows NetApp, Williams-Sonoma, DENTSPLY SIRONA, Applied Materials, Alleghany, and AmerisourceBergen Market Influences — Renewed Outlook, Key Drivers of Growth – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 04, 2018.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Williams-Sonoma has $80 highest and $55 lowest target. $60.50’s average target is 9.01% above currents $55.5 stock price. Williams-Sonoma had 15 analyst reports since June 20, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Buckingham Research maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $55 target in Friday, November 16 report. On Friday, November 23 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, August 23 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral” on Thursday, August 23. Argus Research maintained the shares of WSM in report on Friday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 11 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 21 by Citigroup. On Wednesday, June 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, August 23. Buckingham Research maintained the shares of WSM in report on Thursday, August 23 with “Neutral” rating.

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