Williams Sonoma (WSM) Holder Speece Thorson Capital Group Has Trimmed Its Position by $2.61 Million as Stock Price Declined; Dsam Partners Llp Raised Universal Display (OLED) Holding by $8.81 Million; Stock Declined

May 19, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Guy Shahar increased its stake in Universal Display Corp (OLED) by 26.48% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dsam Partners Llp bought 51,232 shares as the company’s stock declined 40.02% with the market. The hedge fund run by Guy Shahar held 244,701 shares of the electrical products company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $42.25 million, up from 193,469 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dsam Partners Llp who had been investing in Universal Display Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.43 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 5.81% or $5.8 during the last trading session, reaching $94.1. About 1.37M shares traded. Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) has risen 25.73% since May 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.18% the S&P500.

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc decreased its stake in Williams Sonoma Inc (WSM) by 18.01% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc sold 51,129 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.11% with the market. The hedge fund held 232,827 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.04M, down from 283,956 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc who had been investing in Williams Sonoma Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.05 billion market cap company. 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 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.83% the S&P500.

More news for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “POTTERY BARN KIDS AND PBTEEN DEBUT TWO EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS WITH DESIGNER RACHEL …” on May 17, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Williams-Sonoma: Expertly Navigating The Retail Rapids” and published on May 03, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 41 investors sold WSM 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. Bahl & Gaynor invested in 0.02% or 43,861 shares. Moreover, Howe And Rusling has 0% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Moreover, Reilly Fincl Llc has 0% invested in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 200 shares. Gam Ag invested in 0.1% or 60,506 shares. Bartlett Lc accumulated 289 shares. Aperio Gp Lc owns 109,921 shares. 157,440 are held by Great Lakes Ltd Com. Kiltearn Ptnrs Llp has invested 1.53% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM). Bancorp Of Montreal Can holds 0% of its portfolio in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) for 12,911 shares. Hl Fin Services Llc owns 12,246 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Goelzer Inv Mngmt stated it has 115,710 shares. Fdx Inc invested in 0.02% or 17,395 shares. Hap Trading Ltd Liability stated it has 10,701 shares. 16,964 were accumulated by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans. Legacy reported 9,090 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings.

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 firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 25 by Deutsche Bank. As per Thursday, March 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 25 by Citigroup. Bank of America maintained it with “Underperform” rating and $38 target in Friday, November 17 report. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, August 27. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 25 report. As per Wednesday, January 4, the company rating was initiated by Loop Capital. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Friday, November 18 by Telsey Advisory Group. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) rating on Monday, February 13. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $51 target.

Since March 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $5.78 million activity. Another trade for 97,965 shares valued at $5.31M was sold by ALBER LAURA.

Analysts await Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) to report earnings on May, 23. They expect $0.57 EPS, up 11.76% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.51 per share. WSM’s profit will be $47.46M for 21.35 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.68 actual EPS reported by Williams-Sonoma, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -66.07% negative EPS growth.

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc, which manages about $408.00M and $503.32 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Commerce Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:CBSH) by 6,440 shares to 156,763 shares, valued at $8.75M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Miller Herman Inc (NASDAQ:MLHR) by 19,218 shares in the quarter, for a total of 466,034 shares, and has risen its stake in Leggett & Platt Inc (NYSE:LEG).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.08, from 1.27 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 34 investors sold OLED shares while 96 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 28.43 million shares or 3.54% less from 29.47 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd Co owns 275 shares. Gotham Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 1,626 shares. Sg Americas Lc reported 0.01% in Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED). Redwood Invs Ltd Company reported 22,552 shares stake. Susquehanna Intll Grp Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 194,415 shares. Rockefeller Fincl Serv stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED). Johnson Investment Counsel stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED). Cambridge Advsr has invested 0.15% in Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED). Qci Asset Mngmt Inc Ny reported 72,327 shares or 1.28% of all its holdings. Nine Masts Capital owns 1,985 shares. Timessquare Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 334,950 shares or 0.38% of its portfolio. Comerica Bank & Trust stated it has 1,578 shares. 3,108 are owned by Metropolitan Life Ny. Fmr Lc has 0% invested in Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) for 126,765 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) for 10 shares.

Dsam Partners Llp, which manages about $594.53M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 26,623 shares to 19,377 shares, valued at $2.21 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Stamps Com Inc (NASDAQ:STMP) by 16,637 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 26,144 shares, and cut its stake in Grupo Financiero Galicia S A (NASDAQ:GGAL).

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