Investing for the Long-Run: Positive Signs for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)

    ALBER LAURA, PRESIDENT & CEO, subtracted 35,000 shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) from its portfolio at the rate of $70.57 per share valuing $2,469,982 on Oct 17. The insider left behind 411,261 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $68.01, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $68.55. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $66.60 and a 2nd Support Level at $65.73. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) was $67.47. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) stock has lost -$1.76, or -5.42%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $0.68, or 1.02%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $4.76, or 7.59%. This year-to-date, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) shares have gained $17.02, or 33.74%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 50% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 78,022 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $5,303,156K. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) generates $5,672 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $333,680 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 14.84%, a 3-Year Total Return of 21.40%, and a 5-year Total Return of -5.81%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 38.71%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.480 per share on 10/24/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.82%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.92.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 10/19, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) reported earnings of $1.02 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.00 per share, representing a 0.02 difference and 2.00% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 07/19, the reported earnings of $0.87 represented a 0.04 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.83 per share, which was a 4.82% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 01/2020, the average earnings estimate is $2.05 per share. This estimate came from a total of 11 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $2.09 and the low estimate was $2.01. In the year-ago quarter, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) generated per-share earnings of $2.10. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -2.38%.

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 1 purchases (2,794 shares in total) and 4 sale (41,206 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 4 insider buys amounting to 11,117 shares and 7 insider sales amounting to 51,250 shares. In the past full year, 44 insider purchases were made (involving 563,372 shares) and 44 insider sell-offs equivalent to 313,104 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) has a Current Ratio of 1.58, a Quick Ratio of 0.53 and a Cash Ratio of 0.32. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 25.93, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 20.59, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 10.65. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 70.06 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 25.93.