What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of March 15-19, 2021

By Kuldip K. Ambastha

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM), a home products retailer, had two strongly positive daily returns to end this past trading week: +18.5% (Thursday, March 18, 2021) and +8.2% (Friday, March 19, 2021). For the most recent fiscal quarter, the company exceeded consensus estimates related to earnings and revenues. All of its underlying brands plus its e-commerce division did well during the quarter. Due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) public health pandemic, people have been spending most of their time at home and this has benefited Williams-Sonoma significantly. Starting with the next dividend payout, the stock’s quarterly dividend will be increased by +11.3%. A $1 billion share repurchase plan will be administered in the future as well. In short, the company had its most profitable quarter ever.

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Disclosure – The principals and clients of Ambastha Financial LLC have no positions in WSM.

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