A better buy-in window may exist right now for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)

With 0.67 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 0.79 million shares. The 52-week range on WSM shows that it touched its highest point at $235.87 and its lowest point at $109.44 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $186.44. With its current market cap of 14.93 billion, WSM has annualized dividend of $3.60 while the current yield stands at 1.55%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.64.

Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of WSM was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 5.81%, but this was up by 15.51% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 26.82% while six-month performance rose 64.06%. The stock gained 83.35% in the past year, while it has gained 15.34% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for WSM yields 14.42 with Next year EPS estimates of 14.60. For the next quarter, that number is 5.14. This implies an EPS growth rate of -12.23% for this year and 0.59% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 10.00% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 40.14%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 66.22 million WSM shares are outstanding with a float of 60.21 million shares on hand for trading. On Feb 15, 2024, short shares totaled 7.09 million, which was 11.05% higher than short shares on Jan 12, 2024. In addition to TSM as the firm’s Taiwan Semiconductor Manufactur, WM serves as its Waste Management, Inc.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 99.88% of WSM’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for WSM since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With WSM analysts setting a high price target of $260.00 and a low target of $140.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $186.72. Based on these targets, WSM could surge 11.71% to reach the target high and fall by -39.85% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a decline of -19.77% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded WSM stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 34 while that of sell transactions has risen to 34 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 439,361 while 345,245 shares were sold.