Rodgers Brothers Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) by 15.0% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 83,164 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,854 shares during the quarter. Williams-Sonoma comprises about 1.4% of Rodgers Brothers Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest holding. Rodgers Brothers Inc. owned approximately 0.10% of Williams-Sonoma worth $4,300,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ffcm LLC bought a new position in Williams-Sonoma in the 3rd quarter valued at about $125,000. Rational Advisors LLC bought a new position in Williams-Sonoma in the 4th quarter valued at about $171,000. Private Trust Co. NA bought a new position in Williams-Sonoma in the 4th quarter valued at about $203,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its holdings in Williams-Sonoma by 49.1% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,340 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $224,000 after buying an additional 1,429 shares during the period. Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd bought a new position in Williams-Sonoma in the 4th quarter valued at about $236,000.
Shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) opened at $53.90 on Wednesday. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has a one year low of $42.68 and a one year high of $55.89. The firm has a market cap of $4,381.32, a P/E ratio of 14.94, a PEG ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 0.82.
Several research firms have commented on WSM. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Williams-Sonoma from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Williams-Sonoma from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Williams-Sonoma from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $46.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, November 17th. Bank of America decreased their target price on shares of Williams-Sonoma from $40.00 to $38.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Gordon Haskett lowered shares of Williams-Sonoma from a “hold” rating to a “reduce” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.20.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. The Company operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and the United Kingdom. It operates through two segments: e-commerce and retail. The e-commerce segment has various merchandising strategies, such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation and Mark and Graham, which sell its products through the Company’s e-commerce Websites and direct-mail catalogs.
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