Davidson D A & Company Cut Williams Sonoma (WSM) Holding; Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) Had 6 Bullish Analysts

June 16, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

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Davidson D A & Company decreased Williams Sonoma Inc (WSM) stake by 59.33% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Davidson D A & Company sold 7,736 shares as Williams Sonoma Inc (WSM)’s stock declined 0.06%. The Davidson D A & Company holds 5,304 shares with $280,000 value, down from 13,040 last quarter. Williams Sonoma Inc now has $5.18B valuation. The stock increased 2.40% or $1.46 during the last trading session, reaching $62.31. About 2.44M shares traded or 19.85% up from the average. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 8.10% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.47% the S&P500. Some Historical WSM News: ; 23/05/2018 – Williams-Sonoma 1Q Adj EPS 67c; 23/05/2018 – Williams-Sonoma 1Q West Elm Comparable Brand Rev Growth 9%; 23/05/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC WSM.N FY2019 SHR VIEW $4.18, REV VIEW $5.57 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 23/05/2018 – Williams-Sonoma 1Q Williams Sonoma Comparable Brand Rev Growth 5.6%; 06/03/2018 Williams-Sonoma Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 14/03/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC WSM.N INCREASES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND BY 10 PCT TO $0.43/SHR; 23/05/2018 – WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC WSM.N SEES FY 2018 REVENUE $5,495 BLN TO $5,655 BLN; 14/03/2018 – Williams-Sonoma 4Q EPS $1.13; 14/03/2018 – Williams-Sonoma 4Q Adj EPS $1.68; 23/05/2018 – Williams-Sonoma 1Q Net $45.2M




Among 22 analysts covering Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Signet Jewelers had 81 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research on Friday, August 25 with “Neutral”. As per Thursday, September 10, the company rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 3. Cowen & Co maintained Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) on Tuesday, July 18 with “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 11 report. CL King downgraded Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) rating on Monday, May 29. CL King has “Neutral” rating and $85 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 20 by Needham. Wells Fargo initiated Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) on Thursday, October 22 with “Outperform” rating. BNP Paribas downgraded the shares of SIG in report on Friday, September 9 to “Neutral” rating. As per Friday, May 27, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. See Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) latest ratings:

08/06/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $39 New Target: $52 Maintain
07/06/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $60 Terminates
10/04/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $40 New Target: $37 Maintain
20/03/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
15/03/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $35.0 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $40.0 Maintain
14/03/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $57 New Target: $36 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Needham Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $74 Downgrade
12/03/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold New Target: $52.0

More important recent Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Signet up on earnings beat” on June 06, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “There Is A Lot Going On Underneath The Market – Cramer’s Mad Money (6/11/18)”, Investorplace.com published: “20 Long-Term Value Stocks With Hulking Upside” on June 14, 2018. More interesting news about Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) CEO Gina Drosos on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: June 06, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.19, from 0.82 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 69 investors sold Signet Jewelers Limited shares while 68 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. 54.73 million shares or 17.64% less from 66.46 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Co holds 0.02% or 64,386 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 0.02% stake. Blackrock invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Strs Ohio has invested 0.03% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Jpmorgan Chase invested in 0% or 239,619 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P has invested 0.05% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Wealthfront Inc has invested 0.02% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Nomura Incorporated owns 0% invested in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) for 5,423 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.01% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Comml Bank Of America De reported 0% of its portfolio in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Primecap Mngmt Ca has 0% invested in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) for 51,036 shares. Brandywine Global Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 1 shares or 0% of its portfolio. At Retail Bank holds 35,428 shares. Parametric Ltd Liability Company owns 306,785 shares. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L P reported 0.15% stake.

Signet Jewelers Limited engages in the retail sale of diamond jewelry, watches, and other products in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and the Channel Islands. The company has market cap of $3.31 billion. The Company’s Sterling Jewelers division operates stores in malls and off-mall locations primarily under the Kay Jewelers, Kay Jewelers Outlet, Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry, Jared Vault, and various mall regional brands. It currently has negative earnings. As of January 28, 2017, this division operated 1,588 stores.

The stock increased 0.77% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $55.94. About 2.35 million shares traded. Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) has declined 15.25% since June 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.82% the S&P500. Some Historical SIG News: ; 14/03/2018 – SIGNET JEWELERS LTD – A MAJORITY OF THE FISCAL 2019 SAVINGS ARE EXPECTED TO BE REALIZED IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE FISCAL YEAR; 15/05/2018 – Lucus Advisors Adds VICI Properties Inc., Exits Signet: 13F; 30/04/2018 – TransDigm Announces Kevin Stein as President and CEO and W. Nicholas Howley as Executive Chairman, Appointment of New Board Mem; 02/05/2018 – Signet Jewelers Releases 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report; 21/03/2018 – S&P Lowering Signet Jewelers Ltd.’s Corporate Credit Rating to ‘BB+’ From ‘BBB-‘; 14/03/2018 – Signet Sinks After Disappointing Earnings (Video); 15/05/2018 – Select Equity Adds Zebra Tech, Exits Signet, Cuts Dentsply: 13F; 14/03/2018 – SIGNET JEWELERS LTD SEES FISCAL 2019 GAAP DILUTED EPS OF $0.00 – $0.60 AND NON-GAAP DILUTED EPS OF $3.75 – $4.25; 14/03/2018 – SIGNET JEWELERS LTD – TOTAL LOSS RELATED TO NON-PRIME CREDIT RECEIVABLES DEAL IS ESTIMATED TO BE $165 MLN TO $170 MLN; 02/04/2018 – SIGNET JEWELERS: REITERATING FISCAL 2019 FULL YEAR GUIDANCE

Since January 11, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $5.35 million activity. $349,905 worth of Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) was bought by Drosos Virginia on Friday, April 13. 90,398 shares were bought by Edelman Oded, worth $5.00M.

Davidson D A & Company increased Prudential Finl Inc (NYSE:PRU) stake by 5,350 shares to 11,877 valued at $1.23M in 2018Q1. It also upped Allergan Plc stake by 13,276 shares and now owns 45,971 shares. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) was raised too.

Among 34 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Williams-Sonoma had 110 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, May 29 by IBC. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 27 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, November 16 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 17 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Monday, October 16. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, May 25 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, March 17. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Barclays Capital. The company was upgraded on Thursday, March 15 by Gordon Haskett. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $53 target in Thursday, May 24 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.23, from 1.01 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 31 investors sold WSM shares while 109 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 85.88 million shares or 0.19% more from 85.72 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. James Rech Incorporated invested in 0.08% or 39,283 shares. Redmond Asset Mngmt Limited Liability owns 27,240 shares or 0.61% of their US portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag reported 98,762 shares. Rodgers Brothers Inc reported 82,468 shares. Southeast Asset Inc has 0.41% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 26,145 shares. Moreover, Goldman Sachs Inc has 0.01% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Vident Inv Advisory Ltd Llc owns 96,351 shares. Ls Advsr Lc has 0.01% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 4,535 shares. Amalgamated State Bank has 17,127 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Catalyst Cap Advsr Ltd Company has invested 0.02% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Blackhill accumulated 4.05M shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Cap Fund has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Grace And White Incorporated New York holds 1.28% or 117,750 shares in its portfolio. Citigroup holds 0% or 90,949 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) to report earnings on August, 22. They expect $0.69 earnings per share, up 13.11% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.61 per share. WSM’s profit will be $57.34 million for 22.58 P/E if the $0.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by Williams-Sonoma, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.99% EPS growth.

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