Dividend Growth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc.(WSM)

Williams-Sonoma(WSM) is having a Dividend Yield of 3.01% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $1.48. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.37. Williams-Sonoma has a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.17% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $1.48. Williams-Sonoma(WSM) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.43 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.42. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.01. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Williams-Sonoma(WSM) is at the rate of 14.49% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.78. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 2.87% or 1.41 points. After the session commenced at $49.11, the stock reached the higher end at $49.37 while it hit a low of $47.68. With the volume soaring to 809,291 shares, the last trade was called at $47.75. The company has a 52-week high of $61.97. The company has a market cap of $4,195 million and there are 87,845,738 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $45.96. Shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. appreciated by 0.67% during the last five trading days but lost 4.11% on a 4-week basis. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has dropped 7.2% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -0.56%.

Currently the company Insiders own 2.2% of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -39.57% . Institutional Investors own 98.01% of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -23.05%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Nov 23, 2016, James W. Jr. Brett (PRESIDENT WEST ELM BRAND) sold 16,355 shares at 54.49 per share price.On Sep 23, 2016, Janet Hayes (PRESIDENT WS BRAND) sold 15,027 shares at 50.06 per share price.On Aug 31, 2016, Laura Alber (PRESIDENT & CEO) sold 80,000 shares at 53.19 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Williams-Sonoma was Downgraded by Telsey Advisory Group on Feb 13, 2017 to Market Perform, Lowers Price Target to $ 51 from a previous price target of $61 .Williams-Sonoma was Initiated by Loop Capital to Hold on Jan 4, 2017.

Williams-Sonoma Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 17, 2016. The company reported $0.78 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01. Analyst had a consensus of $0.77. The company had revenue of $1.25 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1262.14 million. The companys revenue was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.77 EPS.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is specialty retailer of products for the home. The retail segment sells its products through its three retail concepts: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Hold Everything. The direct-to-customer segment sells similar products through its five direct-mail catalogs, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Hold Everything and Chambers, and the Internet.


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