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There’s No Need To Panic Or Freeze When It Comes To Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.15, or -0.08%, to $181.80. The Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has recorded 13,073 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that REJUVENATION OPENS NEW STORE IN NORTH CAROLINA.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Specialty Retail industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $181.95 and fluctuated between $182.00 as its day high and $176.47 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is $11.67B. A total of 1.02 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.17M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, WSM has seen 3 BUY and 5 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 3,802 and the disposition of 112,200 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 38 BUYs and 35 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 442,221 shares during that period but sold 337,034.

In the most recent transaction, ALBER LAURA sold 18,189 shares of WSM for 154.92 per share on Nov 14. After the transaction, the PRESIDENT & CEO now owns 545,509 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 09, ALBER LAURA sold 1,811 shares at 150.00 per share. WSM shares that PRESIDENT & CEO owns now total 563,698.

Among the insiders who sold shares, ALBER LAURA disposed of 100,000 shares on Sep 25 at a per-share price of $150.00. This resulted in the PRESIDENT & CEO holding 565,835 shares of WSM after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Benson Marta sold 10,000 shares at $140.68 per share on Aug 28. Company shares held by the CEO POTTERY BARN BRANDS now total 54,238.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $3.49, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.92%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.62. WSM’s most recent ex-dividend date was 10/19/2023 when it declared a $0.90 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 11/24/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 8/25/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 7/20/2023. The WSM stock dividend was $0.90 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for WSM in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $168.55 with high estimates of $200.00 and low estimates of $140.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WSM has a high of $181.46 and a low of $109.44.

As of this writing, WSM has an earnings estimate of $5.12 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 21 estimates, with a high estimate of $5.58 per share and a lower estimate of $4.53. The company reported an EPS of $3.12 in the last quarter, which was 15.10% higher than expectations of $2.71.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. WSM’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $850.34M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $1.28B in debt and $1.77B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $28.27, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.66B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for WSM is Buy with a score of 2.95.

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