Williams-Sonoma

  • 3 Retailers with YTD Stock Price Appreciation of More Than 30%

    By Regan Barua - August 23, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, BBY, WSM

    The positive correlation between the stock price of home decor retailers and the growth rate of the U.S. housing industry can be seen through the stock price appreciation of three home decor retailers-- Bed Bath &Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY), Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), and Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM). Year-to-date, Bed Bath & Beyond’s stock price has appreciated nearly 33%, whereas Best Buy and Williams-Sonoma have recorded YTD stock price appreciation of more »

  • These Are the Retail Stocks to Own

    By Sam Mattera - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, KIRK, WSM

    For investors, retail has been a dangerous sector. Last week, American Eagle Outfitters sparked a sell-off in the teen retail space when it slashed its outlook significantly. Meanwhile, department store icons like Sears and J.C. Penney are struggling to survive.

    But not all retail names have performed poorly. One sector in particular -- home goods -- has been on fire all year. Given the strength of the housing market, the rally more »

  • Don’t Take a Long Walk off a Short Pier

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, PIR, WSM

    Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR) has seen stock appreciation of approximately 240% over the past three years. It has outperformed both Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) and Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM) over the same period, which have seen gains of approximately 99% and 137%, respectively. However, this doesn’t mean Pier 1 Imports is likely to be the best investment option going forward.

    The housing market

    Obviously, all these companies perform more »

  • Up 18% and Just Getting Started

    By Chad Henage - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBBY, PIR, WSM

    Not many companies are able to fall significantly behind their competition when it comes to technology and still compete. In fact, most investors look for companies that are using technology to its fullest to stay ahead of their peers. With that being said, there is one retailer that seems clearly behind the times, and yet the stock could be a great value for investors. If you are looking to capitalize more »

  • Can This Retailer Continue Its Winning Streak?

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: PIR, RH, WSM

    Restoration Hardware (NYSE: RH) is having a wonderful year. Its stock is up 117%. It started its furious rise at the beginning of May, and most of its yearly gain was made since then. When you see a pace like this, a natural question comes to your mind: Is this sustainable?

    The home-furnishing retailer has taken advantage of the favorable market situation and posted good growth figures in its quarterly more »

  • Is This Housing-Related Play Still a Good Value?

    By Lee Samaha - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, PIR, WSM

    With the housing market seemingly at the start of a multi-year recovery, the market has been keen to bid up any stock related to the sector. Usually this is for good reason, because the earnings outlook is improving for these companies. However, in the case of homeware retailer Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY), I think the market is giving it the benefit of the doubt over the prospects for its more »

  • 4 Consumer Cyclicals With Income & Growth

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: JCI, MCD, PKG, WSM

    The consumer discretionary sector is a pro-cyclical sector that gets a lift when the market outlook brightens due to improved prospects for economic growth. Exactly for this reason, this sector has been particularly robust this year, outperforming the overall market. However, according to FactSet, the consumer cyclical sector, with the average forward P/E of 16.9x, is also the sector with the highest forward earnings multiple in the S more »

  • This Home Furnishing Company is Too Hot to Touch

    By Anh HOANG - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: M, RH, WSM

    Restoration Hardware Holdings (NYSE: RH) has advanced significantly since the middle of April, from around $33 per share to nearly $72 per share, a whopping gain of early 120% within just two months. Does Restoration Hardware have more room to run upward? Should we buy the company at its current trading price? Let’s take a closer look and find out.

    Recent significant growth

    Restoration Hardware is a home furnishing more »

  • Restore Your Portfolio With This Company

    By Mark Yagalla - June 16, 2013 | Tickers: PIR, RH, WSM

    Restoration Hardware (NYSE: RH) is becoming the go-to store for high-end furnishings. The housing rebound is particularly strong in the luxury real estate market and those buyer's like Restoration Hardware's furniture and fixtures for the home. The company's style of early 20th century with a modern twist works well in the interior design of many different home styles.

    What's going on?

    For Restoration Hardware, this more »

  • 3 Stocks You Might Want to Buy

    By Ben Popkin - June 8, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, PIR, WSM

    With the housing market on the rise, new home owners are looking to fill their new abodes with beds, lamps, hand towels, and other tasteful decorations. With this happening, home furnishing companies stand to see an increase in sales. When this is paired with good management and corporate strategy, good stocks can turn into great stocks and competitors can be left behind.

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    Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM) is a more »

  • Is This Home Furnisher Still a Good Value?

    By Lee Samaha - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: PIR, RH, WSM

    The housing sector remains a favored play amongst investors and Williams-Sonoma’s (NYSE: WSM) latest results highlight the attraction of the sector. The company is firing on all cylinders and benefiting from a number of growth drivers that are helping to push its stock to all-time highs. Is now the time to pile in or to start to take profits?

    Williams Sonoma confirms growth momentum

    I last looked at the more »

  • The Housing Market Should Catapult These Retailers Higher

    By Robinson Roacho - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: LEN, MTH, PIR, WSM

    An improving housing market should catapult retailers to higher altitudes. The housing market has been picking up recently, and new furniture is needed as home sales increase. For this reason, furniture-retail companies could provide capital appreciation to their investors. Two retail companies have released their quarterly earnings results, and since the housing market seems to be growing, these two companies should continue to rally in the future.

    Housing market outlook more »

  • Plenty of Growth Drivers for This Housing Play

    By Lee Samaha - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, PIR, RH, WSM

    It’s been a pretty good earnings season for the home furnishings industry, and Restoration Hardware (NYSE: RH) continued the good cheer by upgrading its Q1 guidance only a few weeks after reporting an impressive set of full year results.

    The company has a number of positive drivers behind it. It marries a recovering housing market with the spending power of the high-end consumer and a collection of ongoing operational more »

  • Stocks Poised To Benefit From Rising Consumer Sentiment

    By Jacob Wolinsky - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: HVT, PIR, WSM

    Look around and you will see positive developments about the U.S. economy. According to a poll of investors, analysts and traders conducted by Bloomberg, 69 percent of respondents expressed confidence that the U.S. economy will continue to expand until at least 2015. Survey results may be a bit too bullish as these include respondents who are usually ahead of the curve, nevertheless it says a lot about the more »

  • There's Still Value in These Shares

    By Ted Cooper - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, PIR, WSM

    The holy grail of business is to own a company that has a durable competitive advantage. Having a durable competitive advantage almost assures success no matter what challenges the economy or competitive environment bring in the short term.

    Unfortunately, most companies do not have the luxury of having a durable competitive advantage. Therefore, these companies must strive to become the lowest-cost producer in the industry in order to have any more »

  • Solving Obesity One Dish at a Time

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: TFM, WFM, WSM

    Full disclosure: I like cooking at home. Vintage cookbooks are like food porn to me. So I may be biased toward Michael Pollan's thesis in "Cooked" that cooking at home could help the US obesity problem.

    He believes the processed and convenience foods we rely on are what's making us fat. As he said on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and this Yahoo! interview," If you had more »

  • Time to Buy This Value Stock?

    By Lee Samaha - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBBY, PIR, WSM

    Investing in stocks is a bit like a visit to an auction. Some people enjoy paying a premium for what is in fashion so they can sell it on to someone more excitable than themselves, others enjoy buying a quality item at a reasonable price, and there are those that enjoy buying anything because it’s cheap.

    And then there are those who kind of think something is fashionable, the more »

  • Debunking 3 Myths About This Retailer

    By Chad Henage - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, PIR, TGT, WSM

    It's all too easy to buy into certain myths about companies. Years ago investors were being told that certain companies were “one decision stocks.” Companies like Avon, Polaroid, and Xerox, were part of this group that supposedly couldn't lose. Right before the dot.com bubble burst in 2000, investors were being told the P/E ratio didn't matter and that Internet companies would grow for years to more »

  • Debunking 3 Myths About This Retailer

    By Chad Henage - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, PIR, TGT, WSM

    It's all too easy to buy into certain myths about companies. Years ago investors were being told that certain companies were “one decision stocks.” Companies like Avon, Polaroid, and Xerox, were part of this group that supposedly couldn't lose. Right before the dot.com bubble burst in 2000, investors were being told the P/E ratio didn't matter and that Internet companies would grow for years to more »

  • Williams-Sonoma Is Looking Up

    By Eshna De - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: M, TGT, WSM

    Williams-Sonoma, the flagship brand of Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM), is well-loved in the country. It's all about home-cooked food and a good life, which attracts home makers and family master chefs like a magnet. While the website flaunts that the company has options for each room in the house, it's mostly focused on upscale cookware and cutlery, as well as high-end private-label food products.

    Other than the core more »

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