Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, June 16th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 21st will be given a dividend of 0.39 per share by the specialty retailer on Friday, August 25th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 19th.

Williams-Sonoma has increased its dividend by an average of 8.3% annually over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 7 consecutive years. Williams-Sonoma has a dividend payout ratio of 43.8% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Research analysts expect Williams-Sonoma to earn $3.81 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.56 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 40.9%.

Shares of Williams-Sonoma (NYSE WSM) traded down 0.51% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $46.97. The stock had a trading volume of 1,399,317 shares. The company has a market cap of $4.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.68 and a beta of 0.89. Williams-Sonoma has a 12 month low of $43.96 and a 12 month high of $57.40. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $46.53 and a 200 day moving average price of $49.25.

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 24th. The specialty retailer reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.02. Williams-Sonoma had a return on equity of 25.51% and a net margin of 5.99%. The firm had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.11 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.53 EPS. Williams-Sonoma’s revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Williams-Sonoma will post $3.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Williams-Sonoma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub upgraded Williams-Sonoma from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $62.00 price objective on Williams-Sonoma and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. ValuEngine downgraded Williams-Sonoma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, CIBC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a report on Friday, May 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Williams-Sonoma currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $56.82.

About Williams-Sonoma

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.

Dividend History for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)

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