Equity Research Analysts at RBC Capital Reconfirmed their Sector Perform rating for Williams-Sonoma (WSM). The Target Price per Share Given is $61; Evanston Investments Dba Evanston Advisors Lifted A T & T (T) Position

May 24, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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In a note revealed to clients and investors on today, RBC Capital restate their Sector Perform rating on Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)‘s stock. The price target indicates a potential upside of 9.87% from company’s current price.

Evanston Investments Inc Dba Evanston Advisors increased A T & T Corp (T) stake by 4.45% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Evanston Investments Inc Dba Evanston Advisors acquired 9,233 shares as A T & T Corp (T)’s stock declined 10.37%. The Evanston Investments Inc Dba Evanston Advisors holds 216,754 shares with $8.43M value, up from 207,521 last quarter. A T & T Corp now has $199.77B valuation. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $32.53. About 11.57 million shares traded. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has declined 15.88% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.43% the S&P500.

More notable recent AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “AT&T: What’s The Worst-Case Scenario?” on May 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Bought AT&T After Selling Verizon” published on May 21, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Small, independent network wants to weigh in on AT&T, Time Warner case” on May 23, 2018. More interesting news about AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Consumer Satisfaction With Cable, Internet Service Providers Drops Again” published on May 24, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Why Short Interest in AT&T Keeps Marching Higher” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

Among 33 analysts covering AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. AT&T Inc. had 83 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, April 7 with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of T in report on Tuesday, November 21 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research on Friday, June 24 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, April 12. The company was maintained on Friday, July 24 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, March 23 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Hold” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Monday, October 24. The stock of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, May 1 by Deutsche Bank. Wells Fargo maintained AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) on Friday, February 23 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Saturday, September 5 with “Outperform”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 67 investors sold T shares while 714 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 589 raised stakes. 3.09 billion shares or 7.58% less from 3.34 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Fairfield Bush And Com accumulated 0.69% or 64,132 shares. Duncker Streett & Incorporated reported 1.04% stake. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt holds 0.83% or 13.78 million shares in its portfolio. Blb&B Advisors Limited Liability has 1.44% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) for 258,655 shares. Eidelman Virant Capital accumulated 26,500 shares. Johnson Financial Incorporated reported 126,439 shares. Moreover, Triangle Securities Wealth has 0.46% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Mason Street Ltd Liability owns 855,252 shares. Narwhal Cap Mgmt has 42,197 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. Country Club Trust Na has 1.81% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada holds 0.41% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) or 23.96M shares. Moreover, Gateway Advisers Ltd Com has 1.04% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Hl Limited Liability, Kentucky-based fund reported 554,448 shares. Aqr Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, Connecticut-based fund reported 6.26M shares. Fdx Advsr invested in 0.3% or 284,027 shares.

The stock increased 12.89% or $6.34 during the last trading session, reaching $55.52. About 6.64 million shares traded or 274.98% up from the average. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 5.72% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.83% the S&P500.

Since March 19, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.78 million activity. On Monday, March 19 ALBER LAURA sold $5.31M worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) or 97,965 shares. The insider Hayes Janet sold 9,034 shares worth $466,696.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 41 investors sold Williams-Sonoma, Inc. shares while 112 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 85.72 million shares or 0.66% more from 85.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Raymond James Advisors invested 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Cap Research Investors invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Pnc Group Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Ironwood Invest Mgmt Limited holds 0.4% or 10,739 shares in its portfolio. Wheatland Advisors Incorporated invested in 4,900 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Amp Cap Invsts reported 0% stake. Utah Retirement System invested in 0.02% or 15,817 shares. Amalgamated Retail Bank reported 17,188 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 0.03% stake. Spark Investment Llc invested in 91,700 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 7,509 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman Communication invested in 0% or 40 shares. Bessemer Grp Inc invested in 0.01% or 27,239 shares. Moreover, Arizona State Retirement has 0.03% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 55,932 shares. Legal & General Public Limited Company invested in 0% or 118,641 shares.

Among 34 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Williams-Sonoma has $103 highest and $38 lowest target. $58.79’s average target is 5.89% above currents $55.52 stock price. Williams-Sonoma had 106 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, April 2. Robert W. Baird maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Tuesday, January 2 with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, August 22 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Morgan Stanley maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) rating on Friday, November 20. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $73 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 17 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, August 25 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, March 17. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $58 target in Thursday, March 15 report. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, August 24. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, November 10.

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