UPDATE: Bank of America Upgrades Williams-Sonoma to Buy on Growth Drivers, Housing Tailwind
Bank of America raised its rating on Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM) from Underperform to Buy and increased its price objective from $35 to $50.
Bank of America said, "Justifying its higher investments of the last two years, multiple new brand and product growth drivers – arguably the most innovation seen from the company since West Elm was launched in 2003 - are starting to become visible and we believe can increasingly be leveraged as new businesses begin to contribute. With housing also becoming a tailwind, we expect earnings growth to accelerate in the next two years, with EPS growth forecast at 13% and 15% in 2013 and 2014, respectively."
Williams-Sonoma closed at $43.23 on Friday.
Latest Ratings for WSM
|Mar 2015||BB&T Capital||Downgrades||Buy||Hold|
|Mar 2015||Deutsche Bank||Maintains||Hold|
|Feb 2015||Piper Jaffray||Downgrades||Overweight||Neutral|
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