Granite Investment Partners Lifted Inter Parfums (IPAR) Stake; Williams Sonoma (WSM) Sellers Increased By 5.27% Their Shorts

February 15, 2018 - By David Stenberg

Williams Sonoma Incorporated (NYSE:WSM) had an increase of 5.27% in short interest. WSM’s SI was 19.59M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 5.27% from 18.61 million shares previously. With 3.82M avg volume, 5 days are for Williams Sonoma Incorporated (NYSE:WSM)’s short sellers to cover WSM’s short positions. The SI to Williams Sonoma Incorporated’s float is 26.75%. The stock decreased 2.13% or $1.164 during the last trading session, reaching $53.466. About 873,618 shares traded. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has risen 0.69% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.01% the S&P500.

Granite Investment Partners Llc increased Inter Parfums Inc (IPAR) stake by 6.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Granite Investment Partners Llc acquired 17,908 shares as Inter Parfums Inc (IPAR)’s stock declined 1.69%. The Granite Investment Partners Llc holds 309,879 shares with $12.78 million value, up from 291,971 last quarter. Inter Parfums Inc now has $1.39 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $44.65. About 28,051 shares traded. Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) has risen 22.23% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.53% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Inter Parfums (NASDAQ:IPAR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Inter Parfums had 20 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, May 16 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Citigroup. The stock of Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by DA Davidson on Thursday, October 26. As per Monday, January 22, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, March 22 by Sidoti. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, June 28 by Sidoti. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Tuesday, March 15. The stock has “Sell” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 5.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 insider sales for $2.14 million activity. MADAR JEAN had sold 8,200 shares worth $360,785 on Wednesday, December 13. On Thursday, January 11 GREENBERG RUSSELL sold $361,459 worth of Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) or 7,595 shares. BENSOUSSAN TORRES ROBERT also sold $252,556 worth of Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) on Tuesday, October 10. 19,000 Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) shares with value of $835,520 were sold by BENACIN PHILIPPE. $26,317 worth of Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) shares were sold by SANTI PHILIPPE. On Friday, December 15 the insider GARCIA PELAYO FREDERIC sold $54,120. Choel Patrick had sold 750 shares worth $31,191.

Granite Investment Partners Llc decreased Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) stake by 6,418 shares to 216,762 valued at $11.95 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) stake by 12,558 shares and now owns 70,106 shares. Astronova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.32, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 12 investors sold IPAR shares while 35 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 16.85 million shares or 0.21% less from 16.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 1,258 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% in Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) or 103,850 shares. Schwab Charles Management holds 0% or 70,132 shares in its portfolio. Blair William & Il owns 6,683 shares for 0% of their portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement Systems accumulated 31,700 shares. Principal Fincl Gru Incorporated Inc has 129,292 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. California-based Fdx Advsr has invested 0.02% in Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR). Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership holds 0.03% or 1.42 million shares in its portfolio. Systematic Fincl Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0.05% or 62,675 shares in its portfolio. Mason Street Advsrs Lc owns 4,342 shares. Vanguard Gp, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.69 million shares. Us Retail Bank De has 0% invested in Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) for 2,560 shares. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Ins The has 0% invested in Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) for 13,836 shares. Suntrust Banks reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR). Belgium-based Kbc Grp Nv has invested 0.01% in Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.35, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 49 investors sold Williams-Sonoma, Inc. shares while 105 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 85.15 million shares or 2.32% more from 83.22 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Lingohr And Partner Asset Mgmt Gmbh has 0.8% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 29,969 shares. 16,054 are owned by Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. Group Inc has invested 0.03% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Kennedy Capital Management reported 74,837 shares. Moreover, Sei Investments Commerce has 0% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio reported 35,458 shares. 75,719 were accumulated by Brandywine Glob Ltd Co. Franklin holds 0% or 7,267 shares in its portfolio. Logan Capital Management Inc stated it has 218,516 shares. Hanson Doremus Inv invested 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). First Republic Invest Management Inc owns 4,741 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Bokf Na holds 80,949 shares. Sterling Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0% or 4,325 shares. 156,159 were reported by Parametric Port Associate Ltd Liability Co.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. The company has market cap of $4.50 billion. It operates through two divisions, E-commerce and Retail. It has a 15.12 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.

Among 34 analysts covering Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), 5 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Williams-Sonoma had 98 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, March 14 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. As per Friday, July 14, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. J.P. Morgan downgraded Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) rating on Friday, November 17. J.P. Morgan has “Sell” rating and $46.0 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, February 12 with “Hold”. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded it to “Market Perform” rating and $51 target in Monday, February 13 report. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Friday, November 17 by Gordon Haskett. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of WSM in report on Thursday, August 25 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Loop Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, September 4.

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