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Schwartz Investment Counsel Lifted Cisco Sys (CSCO) Stake; Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Covered By 5 Bullish Analysts Last Week

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Among 34 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Williams-Sonoma had 106 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, March 16 by William Blair. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, November 16. JP Morgan downgraded Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Wednesday, July 29 to “Overweight” rating. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) on Monday, May 16 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, August 25. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of WSM in report on Thursday, August 24 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, August 25 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, March 17 by Jefferies. Citigroup maintained the shares of WSM in report on Thursday, August 25 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, August 22 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. See Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) latest ratings:

02/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0000 Upgrade
15/03/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Sell New Target: $45.0 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $56.0 Maintain
14/03/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $56.0 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Loop Capital Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $47 New Target: $55 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Underperform Old Target: $44 New Target: $48 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $54 New Target: $58 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Gordon Haskett Old Rating: Reduce New Rating: Hold Old Target: $61 Upgrade
12/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $54.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Hold New Target: $61.0 Downgrade

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc increased Cisco Sys Inc (CSCO) stake by 0.99% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc acquired 9,000 shares as Cisco Sys Inc (CSCO)’s stock rose 10.71%. The Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc holds 915,000 shares with $35.04 billion value, up from 906,000 last quarter. Cisco Sys Inc now has $208.17 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $43.21. About 22.82 million shares traded. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has risen 25.57% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.02% the S&P500.

More recent Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Williams-Sonoma: Expertly Navigating The Retail Rapids” on May 03, 2018. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “POTTERY BARN KIDS AND PBTEEN DEBUT TWO EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS WITH DESIGNER RACHEL …” on May 17, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “2 Cheap Dividend Stocks Boasting Yields Over 3%” with publication date: May 09, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since March 19, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $5.78 million activity. $5.31M worth of stock was sold by ALBER LAURA on Monday, March 19. $466,696 worth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) was sold by Hayes Janet on Tuesday, March 27.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. The company has market cap of $4.05 billion. It operates through two divisions, E-commerce and Retail. It has a 16.12 P/E ratio. The firm offers cooking, dining, and entertaining products, including cookware, tools, electrics, cutlery, tabletop and bar, outdoor, furniture, and a library of cookbooks under the Williams-Sonoma brand, as well as home furnishings and decorative accessories under the Williams-Sonoma Home brand; and furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, tabletop, outdoor, and decorative accessories under the Pottery Barn brand.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It dropped, 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. Twin Capital Management has invested 0.05% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Panagora Asset Management holds 0% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) or 3,724 shares. Financial Bank Of Mellon Corporation accumulated 2.52 million shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.04% or 19,700 shares. 589 were accumulated by Huntington State Bank. Toronto Dominion Bancshares reported 3,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Swiss Bancorporation owns 0.01% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 138,600 shares. Earnest Prtnrs Ltd Liability Company invested in 0% or 41 shares. 4,261 were reported by Virtu Lc. Marathon Asset Management Llp has invested 0.28% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 138,606 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas Incorporated holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 301,956 shares. 196,043 were reported by Rhumbline Advisers. B & T Mngmt Dba Alpha Mngmt, Texas-based fund reported 45,626 shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Mgmt Inc stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM).

The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $48.67. About 1.64M shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 5.72% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.83% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold CSCO shares while 660 reduced holdings. 145 funds opened positions while 589 raised stakes. 3.54 billion shares or 1.52% less from 3.60 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can holds 15.50 million shares or 0.52% of its portfolio. Moreover, Cortland Inc Mo has 0.11% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Sit Invest Associates invested in 554 shares. Security National Trust invested 1.1% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). First City Cap, Georgia-based fund reported 20,965 shares. 11,597 were reported by Nadler Fincl Gru Inc. Caprock Grp Incorporated has invested 0.85% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has 3.97 million shares for 0.58% of their portfolio. Clear Harbor Asset Mngmt Limited Com holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 6,023 shares. Moreover, Hgk Asset has 2.27% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Fifth Third Bank & Trust holds 2.28M shares or 0.59% of its portfolio. Hourglass Capital Limited Liability Company invested in 444,902 shares or 3.87% of the stock. Cullen Frost Bankers Incorporated accumulated 598,502 shares. Menora Mivtachim invested 0.69% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Argent Co holds 1.15% or 112,571 shares.

More notable recent Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Why an Earnings Beat Isn’t Enough for This Top Dow Stock” on May 17, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Cisco Completes Acquisition of Accompany” published on May 10, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Cisco Announces May 2018 Event with the Financial Community” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “What Wall Street Thinks Of Cisco’s Q3 Earnings” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc decreased Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) stake by 76,000 shares to 874,500 valued at $26.53 billion in 2017Q4. It also reduced Polaris Inds Inc (NYSE:PII) stake by 50,000 shares and now owns 60,000 shares. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) was reduced too.

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